Jonathan Maze

Executive Editor

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Jonathan Maze

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Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s parent company lays off workers

Focus Brands, which also owns Jamba, McAlister’s Deli and several other brands, is offering relief pay and deferring or waiving franchisees’ fees.


Fast-growing Luckin Coffee admits to a massive fraud

The tech-centric coffee chain out of China said it fabricated some of its transactions last year.

Starbucks is exploring the use of masks, while McDonald’s is taking more aggressive steps to ensure workers exposed to the coronavirus stay home.

Some of them need the cash, but is also reflects concerns that companies could lose access to the funds, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Pizza Inn franchisees are pushing back against the company’s effort to take control of the chain’s ad fund.

Jim Balis of CapitalSpring joins “A Deeper Dive” to talk about strategies operators can use to emerge from the coronavirus shutdown.

The chain’s sales slowed in the first quarter but remained better than other restaurants as consumers opt for more delivery.

As coronavirus hurts sales, ratings agencies start hitting companies that had problems before the shutdown, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The pizza chain said the shutdown has impacted its sales in ways that it cannot yet “fully quantify” and says 1,400 global locations are temporarily closed.

Restaurant Brands International is also providing rent relief and is easing requirements for remodels to keep operators afloat.

Yum Brands, Wendy’s and Huddle House are among franchisors letting franchisees delay capital projects.

Experts stress restaurants should have conversations with their landlords, though not everybody is finding a receptive audience.

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