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Chains

Ruby Tuesday Is Going Private After Years of Falling Short on Revenues

5 hours ago

Tip for the new owners: Go smaller, get interesting. Right now there’s next to nothing to distinguish it from Fridays or Applebee’s.

People

Reserve’s COO Hire Signals Its Focus on Growth in a Competitive Market

10 hours ago

I'm a fan of companies with a strong focus, especially in a crowded market. Reserve's challenge of scaling quickly while maintaining the personal feel of a human concierge is a big one, but this new hire signals the company's ambitions to continue to grow.

Chains

Restaurants Look to Emerging Global Markets for Growth

19 hours ago

In a country that some call over-restauranted, emerging markets overseas are the new frontier for U.S.-based chains.

Tech

Facebook Wants You to Use Its App to Order Delivery

3 days ago

We still think that the tech giants are fighting over too small a piece of the pie here.

Chains

Philippines Favorite Jollibee Is Looking for Acquisitions to Grow in the U.S. and China

3 days ago

An acquisition of Pret would certainaly diversify the brand, as well as put it on nearly every corner in major markets like New York City.

Chains

Domino’s Investors Aren’t Happy With the Chain, Despite Solid Quarterly Results

4 days ago

Note to investors: “Torrid expansions” always wane.

Chains

Fast Food and Fast Fashion Collide in Taco Bell and Forever 21 Collaboration

4 days ago

Nice work by Yum brands to get patrons to pay to advertise its restaurants on their clothing.

Tech

Snapchat Adds Reservations Via Third-Party Services

5 days ago

Snapchat recently announced a feature called context cards, which are attached to images on Snapchat and provides additional context.

Chains

Pakistan Is Having a Fast Food Moment as More Women Take Jobs and Incomes Swell

5 days ago

As the U.S. market hits a saturation point, opportunities for growth outside the U.S. abound and offer excellent opportunities to rethink global food businesses.

Independents

Mission Chinese Brings the Farm Even Closer to the Table

5 days ago

Mission Chinese would be a fringe case of success for a project like this, but it has a halo effect that could lead larger operations to experiment.

Chains

Burger King Tries to Burn Wendy’s with Its Own Spicy Nuggets

6 days ago

I don't know about you but I'm crossing my fingers for another fast food Twitter smackdown over spicy nuggets.

Operations

Restaurant Jobs Way Down in September — Or Were They?

6 days ago

The September jobs report looks scary at first blush, down 100,000 in the food service industry. Before sounding the alarms, look at the context surrounding the report itself; it may not be so bad.