Most fast-food franchises have bounced back in short order

Aug 5, 2020
Pizza chains and others that allow for social distancing have done especially well. Those that depend on breakfast haven't.
An employee directs drive-thru traffic at a crowded McDonald's in Scotland.
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With commuting down, fast-food breakfast sales have slowed

Jun 11, 2020
Starbucks and other companies are now competing over delivery and takeout convenience.
The largest share of Starbucks sales happen during the morning commute, but competition over breakfast sales has all but evaporated.
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Starbucks is winning afternoon customers with cold brew

Jan 29, 2020
It's typically a sleepy time of day for restaurants but snacking is on the rise.
Offering something customers typically don't want in the morning hours, like iced coffee, is one way to draw in customers.
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Taco Bell's $100,000 salary offer highlights the pivotal role of managers

Jan 17, 2020
It's a sign of both a tight labor market and the critical role played by managers in operating a restaurant location.
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Millennials and avocados are key to Chipotle's comeback

Oct 22, 2019
The fast-casual chain has turned around business since the health scares of years past.
Online orders account for almost a fifth of sales at Chipotle. Above, the restaurant's workers fill orders.
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A McDonald's sign outside a restaurant in San Francisco, California.
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McDonald's bets on AI to help it sell more burgers

Mar 26, 2019
The fast food chain is acquiring digital startup Dynamic Yield for more than $300 million.
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What's in a name change for Dunkin' Donuts?

Sep 26, 2018
Don't worry, you can still pick up a glazed donut with your morning coffee.
A sign for a Dunkin' Donuts store is viewed on August 26, 2013 in New York City.
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Dunkin' CEO on what you're most likely to buy with your doughnut

Jun 13, 2018
Nigel Travis talks about leading Dunkin' Brands, the company behind Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins.
Nigel Travis, president and CEO of Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, celebrates the initial public offering with some friends outside the NASDAQ MarketSite on July 27, 2011, in New York City.
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