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The Bottom Line: In some markets, customers can get the fast-food chain's $5 value meal for $4. The situation illustrates a key rule in the restaurant business: Customers are savvy and will find loopholes.

The coffee chain developed three refreshing “gateway” drinks to lure customers who may not even like matcha. The goal: to build mid-afternoon traffic.

Advice Guy: RB’s operations expert says even busy restaurant owners and managers must make time for themselves.

Sales at MTY Food Group concepts Wetzel’s and Cold Stone are outperforming other chains. But the economic environment is holding back its other brands.