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Jonathan Maze

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Financing

Crumbl Cookies goes to war against copycats

The Bottom Line: The fast-growing cookie chain has been filing lawsuits against companies over mimicking its business ideas. It goes to the heart of one of its biggest risks.

Financing

A look into Subway’s new menu, and whether it will further the brand’s turnaround

A Deeper Dive: Pat Cobe, senior menu editor for Restaurant Business, joins this week’s podcast to discuss the new “Subway Series” menu change and whether it will generate sales.

Prices for full-service restaurants rose 8.9% on an annual basis while fast-food meals increased 7.4% as overall inflation rose at its highest rate since 1981.

The former Costa Coffee CEO will be president of the burger chain’s International Operated Markets segment.

The coffee giant also listed several efforts to improve safety inside its stores, including training and closing more stores if necessary.

The interim CEO outlined five “bold moves” that will outline the brand’s reinvention, though he provided few details, saying they will come in the next few weeks.

The burger giant is buying out Caspers Company, whose family has run the business for more than 60 years, and which was instrumental in creating the National Owners Association.

The chain of revolving sushi restaurants saw stock soar more than 30% on Friday after it said sales and profits were better than expected.

The Bottom Line: The industry remains 700,000 workers behind where it was before the pandemic, even as sales have recovered. Why is the business so far behind?

The industry added 40,800 jobs in June, continuing a generally slower rate of hiring. But wage growth was at its lowest level in months.

He will oversee the fast-food chain’s efforts to use digital to create "the best guest experience."

The fast-food burger chain will be the first major sponsor for the Los Angeles-based group of gaming-centric content creators.

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