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Jonathan Maze

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Marketing

Taco Bell defends its vegetarian turf

The Mexican fast-food chain is rolling out its vegetarian menu nationwide as it defends itself from a plant-based incursion.

Financing

Can Wendy’s finally get breakfast going?

The brand is jumping into the morning with both feet, hoping this time it will work. But breakfast is not easy, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The investment will help the Japanese noodle and tempura chain quickly expand in the U.S.

The voice-ordering technology company would be the burger giant’s third deal this year and comes as it plans to build a presence in Silicon Valley.

The longtime executive helped form one of the largest franchisees in the U.S.

John Schnatter told Fox Business that he talked with Wendy’s about merging—and that the chance of a deal has increased since the recent CEO change, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The burger chain said it plans to add the daypart systemwide next year as it seeks to bolster sales.

The sandwich giant, once the second-largest chain in the U.S., is expected to fall out of the top five in the Technomic Top 500 for the first time since 2001.

Based on Technomic data, the chain’s chicken sandwich frenzy was bad news for two big rivals. But now it faces pressure to get its supply chain back, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Caribou Coffee is introducing a new small-format location, while Starbucks is eyeing a pickup-only store.

Better performances by a handful of big concepts are putting Top 500 chains on pace for their best year since 2015.

Operators have clearly slowed hiring in recent months after years of breakneck growth, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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