Food

Mendocino Farms carves out a new menu category with the launch of grain bowls

Three globally flavored bowls join the fast casual’s salad and sandwich lineup, all boasting the “Mendo twist” and primed to build dinner business.

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Consumer Trends

Fast food has lost its reputation as a cheap meal

Years of price hikes are driving consumers to grocery stores and even full-service restaurants, which are now viewed by some as a better deal.

Financing

Here’s what an activist investor could push Starbucks to do

The Bottom Line: With the coffee shop chain reportedly talking with an activist investor, here’s a look at some of the potential changes they might demand.

Financing

Panera apparently wants to go it alone again

The Bottom Line: The bakery/café chain is reportedly planning to sell Caribou and Einstein Bros. restaurant concepts three years after forming Panera Brands.