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Food

Cracker Barrel sheds 'old country store' image for a hipper vibe with menu upgrades

In a push to expand its customer base and increase check averages, the chain is focusing on breakfast customization, plant-based choices and on-trend menu items.

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Financing

Sweetgreen and Shake Shack still have an urban problem

The Bottom Line: Both companies appear to be getting traction in the suburbs. But they have a big foot in slow-to-recover urban areas.

Financing

Ruby Tuesday founder’s SPAC prepares to wind down

The Bottom Line: Fast Acquisition will redeem all its shares later this month after a previous deal with Tilman Fertitta fell through, but not before a shareholder files a lawsuit.

Marketing

At Ruby Slipper, it's weekend brunchtime every day

The 22-unit New Orleans-themed operation promises a midday party seven days a week. And it serves breakfast and lunch, too.