This week’s 4 head-spinning moments: Special robotics edition


The brands' recently formed parent company, Outfox Hospitality, has shut down all 35 of its locations in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas.

The Bottom Line: The pizza chain worked to convince franchisees to buy into a massive marketing shift. And then the brand’s CEO left.

The fast-growing cookie franchise, which lost sales and profits last year, is introducing “Mini Mondays,” making available its smaller cookies for sale every Monday.

Taste Tracker: Bacon stars at Wayback and Black Bear Diner; Starbucks and Hooters kick up the heat; On the Border is ready for Cinco de Mayo; and more menu news of the week.