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Operations

Restaurants ride a CPG wave

Post-pandemic consumers are embracing their favorite restaurant brands on retail shelves despite higher grocery inflation.

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Financing

How is the economy affecting restaurants? It's complicated

The Bottom Line: There is a sense that low-income consumers are changing their spending at fast-food restaurants and focusing more on value. But the impact appears limited, at least so far.

Financing

The IPO market is apparently warming up again

The Bottom Line: Cava Group is planning an initial public offering and other restaurant companies could follow suit, so long as the market doesn't run off the rails again.

Technology

A California pizza parlor got a high-tech makeover, and business is booming

Owner Andrew Simmons turned his aging restaurant into a laboratory. The results: Lower prices, fewer workers and a line out the door.