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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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Lower-income consumers are eating more fast food

The Bottom Line: Quick-service chains are getting more business from lower-income diners. Here’s why it might not all be a trade-down from more expensive restaurants.

Food

How Velvet Taco puts 52 unique limited-time tacos on the menu every year

A robust R&D pipeline constantly keeps WTF, the fast casual’s Weekly Taco Feature, filled with inventive tacos. Director of Culinary Venecia Willis makes it happen.

Financing

Here's why Burger King and Tim Hortons' owner just hired Patrick Doyle

The Bottom Line: Restaurant Brands International was formed in 2014 for aggressive growth. But challenges at its two biggest brands have held it back.