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Financing

How a remodel put Golden Chick’s growth on the fast track

The long-sleepy chicken chain expects a record year of openings in 2019—again—and credits some simple changes for its success.

Financing

Why restaurant chains are going private

In this episode of "A Deeper Dive," Barry McGowan, CEO of Fogo de Chao, talks about his chain’s future and why it opted to sell to Rhone Capital last year.

With 2,500 locations, the company says it still has thousands of markets to add new restaurants.

The restaurant recession has been hardest on concepts in the middle, says RB’s The Bottom Line, and that should push the industry toward more consolidation.

Tim Hortons had its best same-store-sales performance in more than two years thanks to an improved image in Canada.

The documentary-style pieces give a behind-the-scenes look at the chain’s kitchens.

The product is the chain’s latest effort to bolster lagging breakfast sales.

The chain is planning to add its mobile-order drive-thru “Chipotlane” to more restaurants as it seeks to further its digital presence.

Sales at the largest third-party providers rose 55%, but many operators still question the math, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Surprising strength suggests the industry’s recovery might finally be gaining some traction.

Parent company Yum Brands also reported same-store sales at Pizza Hut were positive thanks in part to its NFL deal, but sustained improvement will be a “slow build.”

The delivery pioneer vows to “never” use third-party services even as competitors increasingly expand their use.

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