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Investors Toss $18.5 Million at Salad Chain Sweetgreen
Fast Casual Restaurants

Investors Toss $18.5 Million at Salad Chain Sweetgreen

Shake Shack's founder Daniel Meyer, billionaire Steve Case and other investors are sold on the healthy, seasonal fast-casual.
Kate Taylor
Inside Pizza Hut's Radical Move to Double Its Menu
Pizza Hut

Inside Pizza Hut's Radical Move to Double Its Menu

The pizza chain just added a boatload of new menu items and revamped its website, logo and employee uniforms. Will franchisees be able to keep up with all the change?
Kate Taylor
Forget Rising Beef Prices: Why Arby's Is Placing All Bets on Meat
Arby's

Forget Rising Beef Prices: Why Arby's Is Placing All Bets on Meat

Just as meat prices are peaking, Arby's is rebranding to go back to the meaty basics. Sorry, vegetarians.
Kate Taylor
Einstein Bros. Parent Sold for $364.5 Million in Bagel Buyout
Acquisitions

Einstein Bros. Parent Sold for $364.5 Million in Bagel Buyout

JAB Holding is taking the bagel company Einstein Noah private for the price of $20.25 per share.
Kate Taylor
Flat Year for Fast-Food Is Bad News for the Restaurant Business
Restaurants

Flat Year for Fast-Food Is Bad News for the Restaurant Business

While fine dining visits were up 3 percent from last year, quick-service restaurants fell flat.
Kate Taylor
Why Chipotle Won't Franchise
Franchise

Why Chipotle Won't Franchise

The mega-successful burrito chain says it probably won't go the franchising route. Here's why that's a smart move.
Kate Taylor
Is Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO?
IPO

Is Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO?

Sources say the burger chain is preparing to go public, cashing in on the fast-casual trend.
Kate Taylor
Red Lobster Completes Sale, Revamps Food Presentation
Red Lobster

Red Lobster Completes Sale, Revamps Food Presentation

Now that Golden Gate Capital has acquired Red Lobster from Darden Restaurants, the seafood chain is trying to emphasize its quality.
Kate Taylor
With Investors Hungry for Fast-Casual Chicken, El Pollo Loco Makes Strong Public Debut
IPO

With Investors Hungry for Fast-Casual Chicken, El Pollo Loco Makes Strong Public Debut

Shares of the Mexican-style chicken franchise were off to a strong start on their first day of trading.
Kate Taylor
6 Super-Hot Food Trends You Need to Know About
News and trends

6 Super-Hot Food Trends You Need to Know About

Barbecue, snack mashups and the next Sriracha – here's what Technomic predicts restaurants will be serving up in the second half of 2014.
Kate Taylor
El Pollo Loco Files to Go Public
IPO

El Pollo Loco Files to Go Public

The California-based Mexican grilled-chicken franchise, which attempted to go public in 2006, is eyeing a $100 million IPO.
Kate Taylor
Taco Bell and KFC's Parent Company Sees a Future in Vietnamese Sandwiches
Yum Brands

Taco Bell and KFC's Parent Company Sees a Future in Vietnamese Sandwiches

Yum Brands is testing a new 'banh mi' concept in Dallas, attempting to capitalize on the growing fast-casual market.
Kate Taylor
The Quickest Way to Make Customers Like Your Food: Raise Your Prices.
Food Businesses

The Quickest Way to Make Customers Like Your Food: Raise Your Prices.

A new study shows that when customers pay more, they perceive their food as tastier.
Kate Taylor
Panera Gets Serious About Tech, Says Its Future Depends On It
Food Businesses

Panera Gets Serious About Tech, Says Its Future Depends On It

The soup and sandwich chain is introducing tech upgrades that include mobile ordering and self-checkout kiosks.
Kate Taylor