New restaurant equipment and back-of-the-house technology

Panera rolls out a monthly coffee subscription

The company says the $8.99-per-month subscription can drive traffic and generate more food sales.


Dismal quarter sparks changes at Taco Cabana

With same-store sales falling 8.1% in Q4, parent company Fiesta Restaurant Group parts ways with the fast casual’s president and plots a turnaround.

Legislation introduced this morning would also prohibit the services from charging for calls that don’t result in a sale, and require that the commission portion of a delivery sale be revealed to consumers.

The co-branding effort figures large in the casual chain’s updated turnaround plan.

The struggling sandwich shop is facing pressure from activist investors and falling traffic.

In a warning letter, the agency tells the sandwich chain it must put steps in place to stop receiving and selling potentially “adulterated” vegetables, particularly sprouts and cucumber.

The fast-casual burger chain’s stock fell sharply Tuesday on its 3.6% same-store sales drop for Q4.

The takeout option helped the family chain post a 3.8% comp gain despite an ebb in traffic.

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Specializing in wings and burgers, the virtual concepts will be marketed via third-party apps and serviced by existing units of their brick-and-mortar mother.

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