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Financing

Restaurant menu prices continue to get more expensive

While inflation is moderating, it's not moderating as much for restaurants, which are raising menu prices more aggressively as a result.

Financing

Burger King says smaller franchisees are better and it has the data to prove it

The Bottom Line: The burger chain’s parent company argues that smaller franchisees make more money per store and are better capitalized.

Sales were positive at Restaurant Brands International concepts, including Tim Hortons, Popeyes and Firehouse Subs. At Burger King, operator profitability increased 46%.

The Mexican fast-food chain launched a program to spotlight emerging chefs. The first group will develop a new type of the Crunchwrap Supreme.

Jay Pandya, who declared personal bankruptcy in December only to have it terminated, is again seeking debt protection after his company lost a lawsuit filed by US Foods.

The fast-food Mexican chain is releasing a wide array of menu items this year, including a new Cantina Chicken Menu and a taco made from Salt & Straw ice cream.

The Bottom Line: The fast-food giant said it is losing customers to grocers. But then Taco Bell said it was doing fine. The result may be an indication that McDonald’s is losing its value status.

Nearly 25% of the global locations for the company’s brands KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Habit have been built over the past three years.

The San Antonio-based burger chain opened the largest number of new restaurants in its history last year and now operates more than 1,000 restaurants.

The owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Habit Burger is bringing in the self-ordering devices as its digital system sales hit $30 billion.

Some fast-food chains are losing customers to grocers over pricing issues. But the Mexican chain is apparently gaining them.

A Deeper Dive: Flynn Dekker, CEO of the donut and kolache chain, joins the podcast to talk about how to get an 87-year-old concept ready for growth.

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