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Summer menu activity accelerates at Jack in the Box, Sweetgreen and Noodles & Co.

Taste Tracker: Wendy’s brings back strawberries; Cicis does deep dish; lobster returns to Ninety Nine and Taco del Mar; and more menu news of the week.
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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.

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Tender Greens and Tocaya: Good businesses with bad balance sheets

The two fast-casual brands are seeking a buyer out of bankruptcy, either together or separately. Parent One Table CEO Harald Herrmann says both are moving in the right direction.

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Pricing has driven restaurant sales growth for the past 2 years

The Bottom Line: Restaurant sales have grown for most of the past two years. But they haven't kept pace with menu price inflation, suggesting the industry is saturated again.

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