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Financing

KFC’s Chicken & Waffles were apparently a ‘huge hit’

Parent company Yum Brands also reported same-store sales at Pizza Hut were positive thanks in part to its NFL deal, but sustained improvement will be a “slow build.”

Technology

Taco Bell expands delivery nationwide

The service expansion through Grubhub follows the chain’s seventh straight year of same-store sales growth.

The company veteran and former CFO will assume operating leadership of the global KFC division.

The chain also plans to work on sustainable beef, improve recycling efforts and use simpler ingredients.

The Mexican QSR is opening three new locations there as part of a big urban push.

A host of innovations are being tried to divert single-use hot-drink containers from landfills, from cup sharing to “clever cups” that can order and pay for a refill. Here’s a sampling.

The new “Cravings Value Menu” will have items ranging from $1 to $5 and will kick off with a new ad campaign.

From mugs to onesies, here are some of the wacky branded goodies chains are offering up now.

The QSR operator expects to make more specific deals, such as its purchase of QuikOrder, and won’t rule out a brand acquisition, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The Mexican QSR chain took over Big Ben to celebrate its upcoming opening in the city.