Finding the sweet spot

Is finding just the right spot in just the right neighborhood still the prime factor in opening a restaurant?


Drive-thru: Benchmark Q1

A quick look at daypart data uncovers the most popular drive times and the chains that are getting the traffic.

The app-based system will enable customers of the drive-in brand to place a customized order for delivery to their car window at a particular time.

Developments ranging from gas-station surprises to signs of cyber fears show how complex the business is becoming.

Consumers say these restaurant chains provide the best guest pampering.

Vaughan will vacate his role as an executive vice president at Sonic Corp., franchisor of Sonic Drive-Ins, to join the Mexican fast-casual chain.

McDonald’s revealed last month that it’s a full year ahead of schedule in selling 4,000 company-run restaurants to franchisees, a key turnaround objective it now intends to hit by the end of 2017. The...

IHOP, Chipotle and other industry big brands came up short—literally in the case of Subway.

The top three burger chains, all QSRs, own two-thirds of the category's sales.

Value offerings and new menu items were key drivers, the drive-in chain said.

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