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Cold Stone Creamery

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Papa Murphy’s and Cold Stone Creamery carry MTY through the pandemic

Market shifts have helped both chains reverse earlier challenges, offsetting the Canadian company’s struggling mall and office concepts. They now need to keep their sales momentum.

Food

Beef, breakfast and dessert rule the top 10 LTOs

Consumers are most likely to purchase familiar favorites in 2020.

The Canadian-based brand collector, which operates Cold Stone Creamery and Pinkberry, among many others, has temporarily closed 2,100 locations.

Wacky menu items and more capture the Halloween holiday spirit—and spirited customers. Here’s how operators are celebrating Halloween 2019 with treats.

These limited-time offers are differentiating the menu at restaurant chains.

Consumers gave high marks to these limited-time offers on chain menus.

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

CFO Eric Lefebvre will take over operation of the multibrand company in November.

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