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Food

Fall menus play up plants and Halloween tie-ins

Plant-based dishes, cocktails, mac and cheese and hearty hot sandwiches are all trending, while several operators scare up spooky LTOs for Halloween.

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Financing

The pandemic has overhauled attitudes on drive-thrus

With dine-in still a long way from recovering and heavy demand for takeout, the controversies surrounding the lanes have faded away, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

Caribou Coffee trusts its operators and finds a new prototype

The Minneapolis-based coffee chain is making a big bet on its drive-thru concept, one it designed with some assistance from its top operators.

Emerging Brands

How a 6-unit fast casual is behaving like a much bigger chain

Denver-based Mici Handcrafted Italian has some big-name advisors, well-oiled operations, a thriving rewards program, and it’s starting a major growth push after 17 years building its foundation.