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Jonathan Maze

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Financing

Restaurant chains have a dine-in problem

Some casual-dining chains and fast-casual restaurants are navigating consumers’ shift to takeout, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

How Buffalo Wild Wings is plotting its turnaround

The chain’s new president, Lyle Tick, joins "A Deeper Dive" to talk about his strategies for lifting sales.

The companies are planning to test the FedEx SameDay Bot this summer.

The chain closed 104 domestic locations in 2018 after same-store sales fell amid the dispute with John Schnatter.

Takeout sales grew 20% last quarter as the company’s focus on Thanksgiving and Christmas paid off.

The burger chain has joined a group led by McDonald’s and Starbucks that wants to make more sustainable packages.

The chain said its same-store sales have slowed so far this year due to the dual January problems.

The diverging performances of chains such as Outback Steakhouse and Steak ‘n Shake show an economy heading in two directions, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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

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.

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