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Financing

Technomic: Sales improve in July

Restaurant chains improved sales and traffic, led by quick-service and fast-casual concepts.

Financing

Papa John’s making a push to improve its diversity

The embattled pizza chain wants a more diverse executive team and plans a minority-owned franchise development program.

Local and state health officials are looking into reports of 15 people who got sick after eating breakfast sandwiches at the restaurant.

In a ho-hum quarter, some full-service chains stood out, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Richard Blais and Kimbal Musk are among those who will mentor growing food companies in the Chipotle Aluminaries Project.

David Sloan, Franklin Wiener create a restaurant incubator, Venture Kitchen, and invest in Blackwood BBQ.

The company plans to invest $2 million in workforce training in Chicago and pledges to reduce employment barriers for 2 million young people.

A large shareholder says that $12.75 per share “undervalues” the fast-casual chain, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The founder of Papa John’s has started a website and sent a letter to the company’s employees.

Companies move headquarters all the time, but it can be disruptive, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

In this week’s podcast, Howard Penney talks industry sales challenges, and a look at some concepts that could be the next big thing.

The fast casual is rolling out a new prototype next month that comes along with a “more community-centric” chain positioning.

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