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Jonathan Maze

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Financing

Steak ‘n Shake wants to speed things up

Same-store sales plunged last year, so the chain is refranchising and improving its speed.

Financing

Technomic Top 500 preview: Sales at country's biggest chains improved in 2018

The largest restaurant concepts proved resilient last year, while Chick-fil-A leapfrogged Burger King and Wendy's to become the fifth-largest chain and Panera Bread joined the top 10.

The sandwich chain has introduced a reconfigured menu with bundled meals and smaller versions of products to get customers to try new things.

Quick-service giants McDonald’s and Burger King lost out to chains such as Taco Bell and Chick-fil-A last year, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company said its sales improved last quarter after it shifted to more price promotions.

The company’s strategies will include scanners to improve its speed of service.

An analyst suggests operators are struggling, which is a problem given heavy pizza price competition, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Christine Barone, CEO of the Oprah-backed upscale casual chain, talks about the market’s challenges and opportunities in this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive."

The $238 million deal includes 55 Popeyes locations—a new brand for the company—and 166 Burger King restaurants.

While the chain’s founder expressed support for investor Starboard Value, he also accused the board of protecting its own interest.

Chains should have negotiated better rates with third-party providers, says RB’s The Bottom Line. It may be too late.

A run would not just tarnish the Starbucks founder’s image, but also that of the company, says RB’s The Bottom Line.