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The chain’s Beyond Tacos proved popular but haven’t helped it generate transaction growth or prevent a July sales slowdown.
The company is doubling down on plant-based Beyond Meat by adding it to burritos.
The Mexican QSR says the product has helped reverse a steep traffic slide in the first quarter.
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Taco Bell, Burger King, Carl's Jr., White Castle and others are offering more vegetarian items, but vegetarians aren’t necessarily the target.
Prices have spiked following President Trump’s threat to close the Mexican border, says RB’s The Bottom Line. That’s bad news for Chipotle and others.
But the company believes upcoming initiatives, including a plant-based Beyond Meat Taco, will help reverse its fortunes.
"Strategic" refranchising to reduce company portfolio to 45% by 2020.
The company sold too many $1 Chicken Quesadilla Snackers without luring new customers.
Deals and gimmicks show how competitive QSR is, but there are definite dangers, says RB’s The Bottom Line.
These emerging chains are the growth vehicles to watch—the ones poised to be major industry players in the coming years.
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