Jonathan Maze

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Pie Five closes more locations

But its sister chain Pizza Inn has now recorded eight straight quarters of same-store sales growth.


Why merger mania has hit the restaurant industry

In this episode of "A Deeper Dive," a trio of experts from investment banking firm PJ Solomon discuss why restaurants are consolidating so much.

The Dallas-based chain announced a partnership with Super League Gaming to bring events to its locations.

The chicken chain will let consumers win the rug in a Reddit creativity contest.

The company said its sales turned positive for the first time in 37 months.

The company’s sales have worsened over the past 18 months, and things aren’t getting any easier, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

But prices, not traffic, continued to boost sales throughout the industry, according to the Technomic Chain Restaurant Index.

Jeff Smith was named chairman as the company got a cash infusion to pay off debt and invest behind its strategic initiatives.

He helped turn the coffee and doughnut chain into a Canadian icon.

The company is reportedly no longer for sale, but is looking for an investor as it seeks to recover from a tough year.

The industry has added more than 80,000 jobs over the past two months despite rising labor costs.

Both chains have lost customers since shifting away from popular discounts, says RB’s The Bottom Line. Maybe that’s a good thing.