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Chipotle’s Latest Foodborne Illness Outbreak: Expect Sales Hit

An E. coli outbreak in Washington and Oregon was reported over the weekend at Chipotle restaurants.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Miss Means Discount for Investors

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) stock is being hammered today, down by almost 20%. While earnings and EPS missed by a wide margin, the company is still in pretty good shape.

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‘Risky’ G&A Strategy Pays off for Tava Indian Kitchen

Tava Indian Kitchen, a three-unit chain freshly funded with a $4.5 million Series A is looking to build units, but continue with a laser focus on hiring great people.

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Bob Evans Farms Completes First Agreement in Real Estate Monetization Plan

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McDonald’s Sees First Quarterly US SSS Growth in 2 Years

Finally, McDonald’s has something good to talk about besides all-day breakfast.

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Mad Money’s Jim Cramer on Chipotle (CMG): Long Term 'Buy Buy Buy'

CNBC’s Jim Cramer took to the airwaves to plead Chipotle’s positive long-term outlook.

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Yum! Spins Off Chinese Operations, Creates 6,900-Unit Franchisee

As investors have been hoping, Yum! has spun off Chinese operations.

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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Unveils Lean Restaurant Layout

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is celebrating the first week of a radically redesigned new restaurant layout in Dallas.

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Smashburger, Jollibee Look to Future after $100m Ownership Deal

Smashburger has some new allies in the better burger war.

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How and Why Mendocino Farms Partnered With Whole Foods

Until this month Austin, Tx-based Whole Foods hadn’t partnered with a branded restaurant chain. That changed on October 12 when the giant natural foods grocer announced a minority investment in 11-unit Mendocino Farms.

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J. Alexander’s Goes Public After Fidelity National Financial Spinoff

Multi-brand operator J. Alexander’s Holdings has gone public.

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Dunkin’ Stock Drops 12% on Weak EPS, Slow Comp Growth

Dunkin’ Donuts took a beating on investor day.

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Matchbox Food Group Relies on ‘Fans and Family’ for $20M

The typical startup cycle these days is to get some money from friends and family, prove a concept in a few locations, get a private equity partner and keep growing. But Matchbox Food Group is changing up a few things.

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Chip-And-Pin Upgrades Met With Apathy

With an October 1 liability change, a lot of retailers are wondering if an EMV upgrade is really worth the cost.

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Most Restaurant Chains Say 'Thank You Janet Yellen'

Restaurant borrowers breathed a sigh of relief last Thursday when Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen, announced that interest rates would remain near zero for the immediate future.

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