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Jonathan Maze

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Jonathan Maze

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Operations

Inside Del Taco’s new ‘flexible’ prototype

The chain is the latest to debut a new design focused on takeout and seeking more flexible real estate options.

Financing

McDonald’s wants its latest discrimination lawsuit dismissed

The burger giant says that claims made by existing operators are “without merit,” and says it wants every franchisee to “thrive.”

This week’s episode of the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” features the chain’s CEO, Rob Lynch, discussing the company’s comeback and how it was helped along by the pandemic.

The coffee and doughnut chain had been family-owned since its founding in 1936.

Jim Holthouser, CEO of the owner of Cinnabon and Jamba, discusses how his company plans to take on aggregators to own the customer relationship.

With merger and acquisition activity picking up again, RB’s The Bottom Line provides suggestions for a few notable deals.

Publicly traded chains had a surprisingly positive year in 2020, thanks almost entirely to limited-service concepts, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The chain will start selling three versions of its Crispy Chicken Sandwich on Feb. 24.

The eatertainment chain’s bankruptcy filing revealed a dispute with its lender that dated back to last year.

Restaurant Business Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo joins the “A Deeper Dive” podcast to discuss the pandemic and other big stories, as well as the vaccine and stimulus efforts.

The pizza chain’s CEO promises it could become a platform for further innovation and one of the biggest initiatives in its history.

Joe Erlinger told the system that the company needs to “provide greater transparency and visibility to the entire system” amid a dispute over fees with its operators.

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