Special Reports

Chains winning favor with consumers


The SEIU wants McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King to be summoned to the negotiating table.

The chain is making the side dish a center-of-the-plate item with the addition of chicken.

Dirk Montgomery has served as chief financial officer for Hooters International and Bloomin’ Brands.

Investment in the industry is up, along with same-store sales, but bankruptcies and store closures are more common. RB’s The Bottom Line tries to make sense of it.