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Traffic Still Sad as Prices Rise with Income

Why isn’t everyone spending their increased income at restaurants? Well, prices keep rising, too.

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Flurry of Big September Deals Pump Cash Into Restaurants

September has been an incredibly busy month for big deals in the restaurant space, and it’s not even half over.

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Roark Buys Majority Stake in Jimmy John's

Jimmy John's is getting plenty of capital access—without jumping into an ugly stock market—with a new majority stake.

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Bill Ackman’s Bet on Chipotle Will Pit Company-Owned Versus Franchising

Pershing Square Capital’s Bill Ackman announced a $1.2 billion wager on the beleaguered Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) restaurant chain.

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2016: The Year of the Chatbot

Chatbots are now taking orders for restaurant brands large and small.

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More Evidence of Higher Online Checks From Toast POS Data

Restaurant consumers are ready to order online, and they’re happy to order more from the comfort of their screens.

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At Restaurants Big and Small, Standards Are Key

Compliance isn't just for franchises; every restaurant group should create a collection of standards to get the entire staff on the same page.

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Should Restaurant Investors Monitor Social Media?

Restaurant brands like to talk about their social media prowess on investor calls and in quarterly reports. But in general, it’s glossed over by analysts.

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GPS Hospitality: Happy Journey to a Billion

GPS Hospitality sets big goals, aiming for $1 billion in sales by 2022.

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Amazon Business: The Now $1B Supply Chain Disruptor

It’s a common refrain sung by investors and operators: restaurants can’t be disrupted by the internet. Amazon has a response for that.

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Family Office-Backed Gatti’s Opens First Company Location Since Acquisition

After more than a decade, 97-unit Gatti’s Pizza opened its first corporate store, a year after being acquired by Sovrano. Sovrano is an affiliate of Gigi’s buyer FundCorp, a private equity body backed by a pair of family offices.

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Is a Restaurant Recession Coming?

A pair of damning reports predict some dark times ahead for the industry.

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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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