Buffalo Wild Wings Go format grows as more sales move off premise

A sign is seen on a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant on November 28, 2017 in Miami, Florida.  Joe Raedle | Getty Images News | Getty Images Buffalo Wild Wings opened its 100th Go location on Wednesday in New York City, four years after unveiling the quick-service offshoot of its sports bar chain. BWW Go sells … Read more

Top 10 fastest-growing retail brands in the U.S., according to Yelp

The new restaurant in your neighborhood may look familiar. Chains owned by publicly traded restaurant companies accounted for half of the top 10 fastest-growing retail brands in the U.S. last year, according to a new Yelp report. Review site Yelp compiled the list by using a blended metric that includes net new openings, searches on … Read more

SOC labor coalition accuses Starbucks of ‘flawed’ union strategy

A coalition of unions is laying out its case against Starbucks ahead of a proxy fight at its annual meeting in March, arguing the coffee giant has implemented a “flawed human capital management strategy” in response to a yearslong union movement. The Strategic Organizing Center claims the situation has put the company at reputational risk, … Read more

Restaurant Brands International (QSR) Q4 2023 earnings

A general view of a Tim Hortons Drive-Thru coffeehouse and restaurant at Lakeside Retail Park on February 5, 2024 in Grays, United Kingdom. John Keeble | Getty Images Restaurant Brands International reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts’ expectations on Tuesday, fueled by stronger-than-expected Tim Hortons sales. Shares of the company were unchanged in premarket trading. … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday

1. Record run Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: The S&P 500 closed above 5,000 on Friday for the first time as U.S. stocks continued their steady climb. The S&P, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq have all risen for five straight weeks. A slate of … Read more

McDonald’s and Starbucks blame Israel-Hamas war for slower sales

People dit at McDonald’s outdoor seating after going out on a Saturday night along Rothschild Street on June 11, 2022 in Tel Aviv, Israel.  Alexi Rosenfeld | Getty Images McDonald’s and Starbucks, two of the biggest U.S. restaurant companies, both said the Israel-Hamas war hurt their sales at the end of last year. Shares of … Read more

Wendy’s names Kirk Tanner new CEO

A ‘now hiring’ sign outside of a Wendy’s on October 08, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Wendy’s has tapped PepsiCo veteran Kirk Tanner as its new chief executive, effective Feb. 5, as the burger chain tries to boost its share price and ease pressure from activist investors. Tanner is currently head … Read more

Burger King owner Restaurant Brands buys Carrols, largest U.S. franchisee

Burger King fast food restaurant with menu and customers. Jeff Greenberg | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Restaurant Brands International is buying Carrols Restaurant Group, the largest Burger King franchisee in the U.S., for about $1 billion in cash. Restaurant Brands will pay $9.55 per share to acquire Carrols, which operates more than 1,000 … Read more

Chick-fil-A stronger than ever amid more competition

A Chick-fil-A meal is displayed at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Novato, California, on June 1, 2023. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Every restaurant chain from McDonald’s to Popeyes wants to take down Chick-fil-A, but its hold over customers is tighter than ever. Since its founding in 1967, Chick-fil-A has grown to become the third-largest restaurant … Read more

Restaurants lean into loyalty programs to hold onto digital gains

    An employee carries an order for a customer at a Domino’s Pizza restaurant in Detroit. Sean Proctor | Bloomberg | Getty Images Forget the battle for chicken sandwich supremacy. The loyalty program wars are coming. Restaurant digital orders surged 124% in the year ended in March, according to market researcher NPD Group. And … Read more