Habit Burger Grill

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The Habit Burger Grill

The chain known for its charbroiled burgers opened its first international location in Dubai


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The fast-casual burger chain reported mixed Q4 earnings.

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Just starting to get their own spending power, Gen Z is now in operators’ sights. Because of their limited budgets, this generation frequents QSRs the most.

Nevermind better burgers. Chicken is ruling the roost for limited-service restaurants, as the latest round of limited-time items attests.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. wrote that “maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists,” and so it has been with the coming-of-age fast-casual restaurant segment.

The new menu items will be available for a limited time during the fall.

The appeal of limited-time offers—an opportunity to get new customers in the door and increase visits from regulars, as well as the accompanying bump in checks and sales—is clear.

Matt Hood is leaving for another job, marking the second high-profile CMO resignation this week.

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