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Jonathan Maze


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How long will the restaurant boom last?

RB editors discuss the recent sales boom in the industry and wonder how long the industry can keep up this pace.


Krispy Kreme is planning an IPO

The doughnut chain, which was taken private in 2016, has confidentially filed with federal regulators for an initial public offering.

The brand’s franchise association said it “cannot endorse” the sandwiches given concerns about safety and broken toasters.

The big distributor said that reopened markets are seeing sales above 2019 levels, a strong indication of recovery for the hard-hit sector, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company, backed by the private equity group TSG Consumer Partners, called a Bloomberg report of a potential offering this year “pure speculation.”

The former Bloomin’ Brands executive will work to improve the sandwich giant’s digital strategies.

The burger chain opened a location in Orlando on Monday. It's the first location in the state since the 1960s, and customers were willing to wait hours after its opening.

The Canadian coffee-and-doughnuts chain already has 200 locations in the country and new investors as it looks to further its global expansion.

How are restaurants finding workers? Here’s a roundup of ideas we’ve encountered in our reporting and solicited from readers.

Same-store sales rise on a two-year basis as it recovers its “graveyard” business while breakfast remains a challenge.

After taking a time out during the pandemic, the burger chain has a strategy to increase its morning sales permanently.

Franchisees pushed for years to cut items from the menu, says RB’s The Bottom Line. The pandemic forced the issue and sales have been strong since.

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