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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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Taco Bell Opens the Liquor Shelf at Chicago Location

Even Taco Bell wants to be the next Chipotle. The latest in a long string of fast-casual efforts from YUM! opens today in Chicago.

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Jamba Juice Nears 90-10 Asset-Light Model with Another Refranchising Deal

Jamba Juice announced another refranchising deal, selling off 13 more company-owned stores in their transition to an asset-light model.

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Industry Mourns Subway Co-Founder Fred DeLuca

Subway co-founder and CEO Fred DeLuca has passed away at 67.

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Chipotle Linked to Minnesota Salmonella Outbreak

Chipotle has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 45 people, hospitalizing five.

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Piling on Chipotle: The Mexican Fast-Casual Suffers Heated Attack

Chipotle Mexican Grill, apparently, rubs some people the wrong way. This wouldn’t be news, really, because customers typically gripe about food and service in restaurants .

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Brand Equity, Consistency Drives Restaurant Stocks

Despite the market volatility of recent weeks, restaurant stocks are still seen as strong investments, according to Piper Jaffray’s restaurant analysts, Nicole Miller Regan and Joshua Long.

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