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First Watch

Financing

First Watch feels a tailwind from consumers' inflation adjustments

The daytime dining chain says customers are opting for its $15 breakfasts and lunch as a more economical alternative to dining out at dinner.

Financing

First Watch tries a secondary IPO

Advent International, which owns three-quarters of the breakfast-and-lunch chain's stock, will sell at least 4.5 million shares in a secondary offering.

At age 68, he's stepping back after promoting the concept's growth for almost four decades.

Same-store sales at the a.m. chain rose 13.4% in the second quarter as customers continue to flock to its restaurants.

The new straws, called Phade, are designed to biodegrade in water within months compared to the approximately 200 years it takes plastic ones to disappear.

A.m. specialists young and old are enlivening the morning market in a push for younger, more affluent patrons. Grab a breakfast cocktail and read how.

A March surge helped its restaurants run more efficiently. Now it’s staffing up to meet the higher demand.

The Bottom Line: Chick-fil-A and First Watch, two different chains, have proven that concepts can be successful by limiting their hours. Here’s why.

One of the industry’s fastest-growing brands has been content to carve out its own path to success.

The breakfast-and-lunch chain instituted a 3.9% hike in the first quarter as food and labor costs continue to rise.

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