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Jenny Che

Subway Is In Big Trouble -- Unrelated To Jared | Jenny Che | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business

It's one of the worst performers in the fast food industry.

Starbucks Beefs Up Its Menu With BBQ

BurgerBusiness | Posted 07.08.2015 | Taste

When Starbucks' food menu was scones and muffins it easily could be dismissed as a competitive threat to quick-service and fast-casual chains. But the appearance of beef on its summer menu reaffirms just how much Starbucks has become a food service force.

Olive Garden Will Start Selling Breadstick Sandwiches, Unlimited Breadsticks Still Included

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 05.11.2015 | Taste

NEW YORK (AP) — Olive Garden's plan to win back customers? Take the breadsticks it's known for and make sandwiches out of them. The r...

How Will the Restaurant Industry React to Rising Beef Prices?

Erik Oberholtzer | Posted 05.27.2015 | Taste
Erik Oberholtzer

Beef prices are at historical highs due to low supply, increasing demand, the effects of drought and rising feed costs. Beef prices climbed this past year, and prices are expected to continue climbing 5-6 percent.

The Next Chipotle: 6 Chains Ready To Blow Up In 2015

Thrillist | Posted 05.23.2015 | Taste

A select few are proving you don't need to serve 6-ton burritos to achieve fast-casual stardom.

Big Food Is Going All Hipster On Us

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 04.29.2015 | Taste

Mason jar milkshakes and "1 %er" lobster tacos.

Shake Shack IPO Launches Shares Into 'Nosebleed' Territory

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business

* Shares rise as much as 150 pct, valuing company at nearly $2 bln * Daniel Meyer's 21 pct stake worth about $390 mln at high ...

Is McDonald's Losing To Chipotle? Maybe Not

BurgerBusiness | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business

Fast casuals are having more difficulties attracting increasing millennial visits than is widely assumed.

Jillian Berman

Taco Bell Makes It Easier To Create Weird, Customized Orders | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business

“The ante has gone up for the demand of customization.”

Chipotle Founder Calls Competition From Fast Food 'A Joke'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business

Chipotle isn't concerned about competition from the fast-food industry. The burrito chain's soaring stock price has rivals like Yum Brands, which o...

Alexander C. Kaufman

Chipotle To Open A Second Pizzeria | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business

Chipotle wants a bigger slice of the pizza market. The burrito chain last December opened Pizzeria Locale, a gourmet pizzeria in Denver that specia...

Jillian Berman

Huge, Terrible Menus Are Hurting McDonald's And Olive Garden | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business

The days of a restaurant menu that reads more like a chapter book may soon be coming to an end. As foodie-ism invades American culture, diners are...

17 People Who Took Their Love For Chipotle Too Far

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business

Perhaps no other chain restaurant in America has the cult-like following of Chipotle Mexican Grill. And while we respect the zeal of Chipotle evangeli...

Americans Are Totally Over Fast Food Burgers

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business

Some day soon, a burger and fries will no longer be the quintessential American fast-food meal. By 2020, the only burger joint in the top five fast...

Red Lobster Desperately Wants You To Think It's A Fancy Restaurant

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking...

Jillian Berman

America's Picky Eaters Are Overhauling The Restaurant Industry | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business

In Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich's vision of the future, every restaurant could have "a different menu for every person." Shaich's chain and others ...

The Next Chipotle? 12 Small Chains That Might Someday Dominate The World

Thrillist | Posted 06.16.2014 | Taste

There are few industries in America as glutted as the chain-restaurant market, but gluttony loves company.

Pizza Chain Files For Bankruptcy AGAIN

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business

March 10 (Reuters) - Sbarro LLC, the pizza restaurant chain, on Monday filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in less than three years. ...

There Are 80,000 Ways To Drink A Starbucks Beverage

Posted 03.04.2014 | Taste

Here are some of the worst.

Fast Casual Restaurants Are Thriving, Fast Food Joints Are Floundering

BurgerBusiness | Posted 04.07.2014 | Home

The battle for customers waged between fast-casual and quick-service restaurants proved about as noncompetitive last year as Sunday's Super Bowl. Fast casual won. Again.

Rachel Tepper

PHOTOS: KFC Goes In New Fast Casual Direction | Rachel Tepper | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business

KFC's new fast casual concept, KFC Eleven, opens Aug. 5, marking a different direction for the fried chicken chain. The single location in Louisville,...

Town Bans Fast-Casual Restaurants

Posted 04.01.2013 | Small Business

U.S. cities have been known to occasionally try to ban fast-food restaurants, but the town of Eastchester, N.Y., is going one step further. The town h...

Why In-N-Out Isn't Everywhere

Posted 02.25.2013 | Los Angeles

Given the amount of fanfare that surrounds In-N-Out Burger, one would think that the fast-casual chain was fairly ubiquitous. While 281 stores is noth...

Americans Are Obsessed With 'Fast Casual' Restaurants

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 02.13.2013 | Taste

"Fast casual" eateries are now a force to be reckoned with.

5 Burger Chains That May Take Over The World

Posted 01.18.2013 | Home

The burger is one of those American foods that will never go away. There have been books written and movies filmed about the subject. In some restaura...