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Will Shake Shack raise prices on delivery orders?

The fast-casual burger brand, which far exceeded analyst estimates for Q1, is eyeing ways to make convenience pay off.


Habit Burger plans 5.3% price increase to offset labor

The fast-casual burger chain is raising prices as it sees revenue and same-store sales increase while traffic falls.

A new nighttime-only menu is offered, the lights are dimmed, servers change their uniforms and a special music list is played.

The family-dining chain reports same-store sales growth of 1.3% for Q1.

Suppliers have voluntarily recalled 83 tons of ground beef, but tests show not all 177 victims consumed meat from those providers.

Bloomin’ Brands cited a $50 million investment in kitchen and service enhancements as a key factor behind the positive Q1 comps for all four of its brands.

The coffee giant reports another quarter of same-store sales growth, but it’s largely based on higher average tickets.

The 204-unit casual chain intends to complete an overhaul of all its kitchens by the end of the quarter, while tweaking its delivery and takeout procedures and pushing into catering.

As diners look for top-notch service, learn more about how to stay competitive.

Here are five ways restaurant operators can boost customers’ summer dining experience—and increase sales.