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Roger Lipton: El Pollo Loco is Low Risk, Possibly Rewarding

LOCO is in a position to bring in the diner dollars if it makes the right changes, and if customers notice.

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Worker Rights Movement on the Move in NYC

The employee-rights movement continues to gain momentum, most recently in New York City.

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Roger Lipton: Can the Economy Overcome the Post-Tax Debt Load?

It would be great if prosperity easy to create, but unintended consequences of tax reform are still to come.

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FASB Clarifies Unnerving Revenue Recognition Language

The Financial Accounting Standards Board, which sets GAAP standards, has clarified some language around new revenue-recognition guidelines.

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Roger Lipton: Jack In The Box 'Disappointing by Most Measures'

JACK reported yearend results last evening after the close, disappointing by most measures, especially the results at Qdoba, which has been reported to be for sale.

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Steve Ells Stepping Down, Chipotle Hunts for New CEO

Chipotle announced that Steve Ells would be exiting his role as chairman and CEO, becoming executive chairman when the company can find a replacement for the man who founded the brand back in 1993.

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Pizza by the Pound, Cut with Scissors

Chicagoans have been buying Rome’s most innovative pizza by the pound since February, courtesy of Rick Tasman and chef Gabrielle Bonci.

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Wow Bao to Open First Eatsa-Empowered Restaurant in Chicago

After Eatsa, the highly automated bowl concept, shut three locations to retrench, it looked like the modern-day automat was on the ropes. But as San Francisco startups do, the company has pivoted and has a new role as automation partner.

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Roger Lipton: Shake Shack Kiosks May Have Unintended Consequences

Danny Meyer, founder of Shake Shack, is no longer actively involved in management of this leader within the “fine” casual dining industry. His cultural influence is no doubt being maintained as one of the restaurant industry’s most progressive voices.

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Key Restaurant Credits at Risk in Tax Plan

Tax reform is grinding along in D.C., and some key tax credits are at risk in a new plan.

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Several Standouts Still ‘Buys’ in Shaky Third Quarter

The third quarter results have thus far been more of the same, but there are still plenty of restaurant stocks that have the analysts excited.

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HotSchedules All-In on Manager Retention

Restaurant turnover has just dipped from historic highs in the summer, and they aren’t getting much better.

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Hackers Targeting U.S. Companies More and More

The cost of data breaches is going up and they’re becoming more frequent, especially in the U.S.

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Union Square Fund Enables Operational ‘Cross Pollination’

Union Square Hospitality Group has a new fund with a little twist for portfolio companies: being plugged into the Danny Meyer empire.

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Restaurants Still Drive Culinary Excitement, Experimentation

How often do you make a donut burger at home, or perhaps craft a mac and cheese donut?

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7-Eleven, Albertsons Add to the List of Existential Threats

A pair of developments mean there will soon be even more existential competition for the restaurant industry.

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Conferences

Cosmopolitan Hotel

Restaurant Finance & Development Conference
November 12-14, 2018​
Wynn/Encore Las Vegas​

Find financing and make deals at the best networking event in the restaurant industry.

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FINANCE & REAL ESTATE DIRECTORY

Franchise Times would like to introduce you to the lenders and real estate advisory sources that are targeting the restaurant industry.

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Finance & Real Estate Directory

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