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Subway franchisees push back against new Footlong deal

The company’s shareholders are investing $25 million into the brand as it plans to start offering $4.99 Footlong subs.


How Wingstop fixed its election problem

After a rare decline in same-store sales a year ago, the company started advertising and quickly recovered.

The once-promising pizza chain has closed stores and refranchised to stem the damage.

Investors didn't like the chain's unit growth outlook, as high wing prices last year slowed some development.

In the recent Harris Poll reputation survey, the chain came in last among restaurants rated, says RB's The Bottom Line.

Happy with slower growth, the fast-casual chain is going on offense, with zucchini noodles and takeout.

Picture a busy intersection capped with four different, well-known restaurant chains. Ask any consumer which one they want to go to, and the answer will probably be, “Whichever has the shortest line.”

Nothing says summer like a tall, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade or brewed iced tea. But there are plenty of other ways to stir up these hot-weather favorites.

When Zagat surveyors were asked what irritates them most when dining out, noise came in second only to bad service.

Hopheads are turning to beer's new dark side.

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