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Struggles in Asia Drag Down McDonald's January Sales
McDonalds

Struggles in Asia Drag Down McDonald's January Sales

McDonald's global sales dropped almost 2 percent in January, even though same-store sales rose in the U.S. for the first time in more than a year.
Kate Taylor
Chipotle-Backed Pizzeria Locale Expands to Kansas City
Pizza

Chipotle-Backed Pizzeria Locale Expands to Kansas City

The Denver-based fast-casual pizza chain is ready to open its third location.
Kate Taylor
Shake Shack IPO Is Hot But Can It Match Chipotle?
IPOs

Shake Shack IPO Is Hot But Can It Match Chipotle?

The IPO market has been particularly fruitful recently for so-called fast-casual restaurant operators.
Can McDonald's New CEO Bring Real Change for the Chain?
McDonalds

Can McDonald's New CEO Bring Real Change for the Chain?

After just two years leading the fast-food giant, Don Thompson is being replaced by Steve Easterbrook, McDonald's chief brand officer with experience in the fast-casual business.
Kate Taylor
Why Jack in the Box Is a Franchise to Watch
Franchise 500

Why Jack in the Box Is a Franchise to Watch

After a 24-year hiatus, the chain participated in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list -- and ended up at No. 4.
McDonald's Is Testing a New Healthy, High-Quality Food Concept – Just Not in the U.S.
McDonalds

McDonald's Is Testing a New Healthy, High-Quality Food Concept – Just Not in the U.S.

A revamped McCafe in Australia has opened as 'The Corner,' selling not burgers and fries, but brown rice and lentils.
Kate Taylor
Shake Shack Files for IPO
IPO

Shake Shack Files for IPO

'The bigger we get, the smaller we need to act,' the burger chain declared in its filing.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Slashes Menu in Bid to Turn Around Sales
McDonalds

McDonald's Slashes Menu in Bid to Turn Around Sales

The fast-food chain is finally taking serious action to fix slumping sales, making menu cuts while focusing on fresher, higher-quality food.
Kate Taylor
What Does McDonald's Have to Do to Stop Its Downward Spiral?
McDonalds

What Does McDonald's Have to Do to Stop Its Downward Spiral?

McDonald's same-store sales fell 2.2 percent in November, even worse than analysts' expectations. Here are four ways to end the slump.
Kate Taylor
This Burger Chain's Share Price Doubled in Its First Day After IPO
IPOs

This Burger Chain's Share Price Doubled in Its First Day After IPO

It's the most successful debut by a fast casual restaurant chain in the United States this year.
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