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Why Greg Flynn says Applebee’s is ‘kicking ass’ right now

The country’s largest restaurant operator said Applebee’s has become the top performer in its portfolio after a big 2021.

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Tim Hortons goes small to make it work in the U.S.

The Bottom Line: The coffee chain’s parent company still believes the brand can work south of the Canadian border, but it first had to change.

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So much for Freshii being worth $1B

The Bottom Line: Investment bankers initially pushed the healthy fast-casual franchise as a $1 billion brand. It never came close to that. And then the pandemic hit.

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Automation doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing choice

Technomic's Take: Declining labor force participation is putting pressure on restaurants. Technology that makes workers' lives easier can help address those challenges.