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Marcus Tom is named COO as the company overhauls management following the Qdoba sale.
The company's weak traffic, despite massive spending on technology, is prompting saturation concerns.
But the company's business in high-growth China continues to flourish.
The Mexican QSR chain started selling the fries Thursday as part of a value push.
Some CEOs are turned off by activist investors and their short-term focus, says RB's The Bottom Line.
Grocers are raising prices, but restaurants are still increasing theirs at a faster rate, says RB's The Bottom Line.
The healthy fast-casual chain's same-store sales increased 6.4% in the last three months of 2017.
The company is also giving workers added benefits, and stock, as a result of tax reform.
The Bottom Line: Industry stocks are up thanks to sales improvement and tax reform, but they lag the broader markets.
But operators in an Instinet survey say the menu and other changes won't help their profits.
Restaurant Brands International also named Matt Dunnigan CFO.
The casual-dining chain operator also named Dan Kiernan president of Olive Garden.
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