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Volume and Margin Hits Chipotle’s Development Model

Chipotle’s vaunted economic model, arguably once the best in the industry, is in a free fall.

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Technomic's Tristano Shares Growth Brand Checklist

Even among smart restaurateurs, there are a lot of questions about what makes a good growth concept.

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Michael Lastoria Spreads the Gospel of &Pizza

Where are all the millennial diners going? Just take a look inside any of the 15 locations of &Pizza on a weekend night and you'll see.

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75F Tech Keeps Employees Cool, Costs Down

HVAC automator 75F boasts some major energy savings by connecting HVAC to the cloud.

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Analysts Split on Darden Q4 Results

Darden released earnings this morning, with company performance falling largely in line with consensus. But the slight miss and 2017 outlook is concerning to some analysts.

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Papa Murphy’s Partners with Bridg for Data Insight

Data drives business and has for some time. Take a look under the hood of any large restaurant operation and there is a huge amount of data. Now it’s just a matter of what to do with it all.

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Monitor 200 Operators Keep Growing

The largest franchised restaurant operators keep getting larger as seen in the Monitor 200.

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What GE’s Sale of the Franchise Portfolio Means for the Restaurant Business?

In the end, GE Capital Franchise Finance will be liquidated rather than preserved as an entire lending unit, as was the plan when it was first announced a year ago April.

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Early Dispute Resolution Turns Legal Decisions Into Business Decisions

If there was a way to cut legal costs, stay out of a courtroom and get most legal disputes taken care of in 30 days, would you do it?

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Resurgent Pizza Hut Saps Upside From Domino’s, Papa John’s

Pizza Hut is surging, and competition is losing upside potential.

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Keynote Concerns: Near-Term Challenges, Long-Term Changes

There's plenty of opportunity, but the choppy economy poses some challenges for restaurant operators in the coming years.

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New Overtime Rule: Lots of Work Ahead, but It Could've Been Worse

New overtime rules are not quite as bad as many people feared when the initial proposal came out last July, but there’s plenty of work to be done.

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Popeyes Shares Up Double Digits Despite Big Earnings Miss; Can Cheryl Bachelder Raise Popeyes AUV’s to $2 Million?

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (PLKI-NASDAQ) shares are up 11.4% since May 25 when the operator and franchisor of 2,569 restaurants announced disappointing first quarter results.

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Simple Keywords, Straightforward Applications Key in Cutthroat Labor Market

According to a survey of companies hiring via Snagajob, the tough labor trends aren’t getting any better, but operators do have some options to make things easier.

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One Month in, CEO Jason Vaughn Plots Frisch’s Big Boy Future

Jason Vaughn is a month into his new position at the head of Frisch’s Big Boy restaurants. It was the first investment for Aziz Hashim’s nascent investment fund NRD Capital Partners, but far from Vaughn’s first rodeo in the franchising space.

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