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Financing

The Shaq deal is a slam dunk for Papa John’s

Adding the well-liked personality to the board and its marketing gives the chain positive buzz for the first time in a while, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

Sandwich chain Even Stevens declares bankruptcy

The company has closed locations in Arizona, Texas and Colorado.

A Mizuho analyst finds the vast majority of master franchising commitments go unfulfilled, and 40% fail altogether, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The former NBA star is also investing in nine locations and will be an ambassador for the brand.

The chains show the restaurant industry’s uncertain answer to third-party aggregators, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The popular product returns Saturday and will be available for a month.

The company has started pushing back against competitors offering third-party delivery.

The company will give away a “McDelivery Couch” as it works harder to market delivery.

The company's first CMO is the latest in a series of management moves at the fast-growing chain.

But the company believes upcoming initiatives, including a plant-based Beyond Meat Taco, will help reverse its fortunes.