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DUNKIN' WILL offer a Beyond Sausage breakfast sandwich at 163 restaurants in Manhattan and has plans to expand the offering nationally. / COURTESY DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP

Beyond Meat will offer a new Dunkin’ sandwich

NEW YORK – Beyond Meat Inc., the faux-meat company that’s seen its stock rally almost 700% since its May public offering, has notched another...
SEARS HOLDING CORP. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday morning. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

Sears files just as things are looking up for American retail

NEW YORK - A year ago, a Sears bankruptcy would have fit better into the United States retail narrative, given the steady decline of shopping...
SUBWAY PROJECTED that it will close 500 U.S. franchises this year. / COURTESY SUBWAY

Subway projects 500 U.S. store closings amid global growth

NEW YORK - Subway Restaurants, the world’s most ubiquitous dining chain, will continue closing United States stores as it expands internationally. After peppering the nation...
Subway Shuts Hundreds of U.S. Stores in Historic Retrenchment/ COURTESY BLOOMBERG

Subway shuts hundreds of U.S. stores in historic retrenchment

CHICAGO - Subway restaurants closed hundreds of domestic locations last year, marking the biggest retrenchment in the history of a chain that spent decades saturating...
MCDONALD'S CORP., reeling from an industrywide restaurant slump and slowing growth from its all-day breakfast push, is looking to beverages to help perk up the business. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

McDonald’s to cut prices on drinks as fast-food industry slumps

CHICAGO - McDonald’s Corp., reeling from an industrywide restaurant slump and slowing growth from its all-day breakfast push, is looking to beverages to help...
IN TODAY'S tight labor market, restaurants are embroiled in a full-on food fight over workers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

Headhunters throwing cash at people who know how to flip burgers

CHICAGO - Lisa Aragon just couldn’t get the headhunter to take no for an answer. Five times in a month, she turned down enticements,...
MCDONALD'S Corp., losing ground in its battle for the nation’s coffee drinkers, is planning to shake up its McCafe brand.

McDonald’s revamps $4B McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks

CHICAGO - McDonald’s Corp., losing ground in its battle for the nation’s coffee drinkers, is planning to shake up its McCafe brand -- part...
MCDONALD'S CORP. plans to offer table service at all its U.S. restaurants, upending decades of fast-food tradition in a bid to placate pickier customers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS/DANIEL ACKER

McDonald’s to expand table service in break with tradition

CHICAGO - McDonald’s Corp. plans to offer table service at all its U.S. restaurants, upending decades of fast-food tradition in a bid to placate...
MCDONALD'S CORP. plans to significantly increase its investment in digital endeavors, including self-serve kiosks and a mobile-ordering application. / BLOOMBERG NEWS/DANIEL ACKER

McDonald’s planning ‘significant’ boost in technology spending

CHICAGO - McDonald’s Corp., which replaced its CEO last year with the hope of turning around sales, plans to significantly increase its investment in...
DUNKIN' Brands Group CEO Nigel Travis speaks to Johnson & Wales University students recently. Restaurant executives like Travis are increasingly blaming this year’s presidential election for creating negative news and crimping sales. / COURTESY JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

Restaurant CEOs blame divisive election for hurting sales

CHICAGO - Restaurant executives are increasingly blaming this year’s presidential election for creating negative news and crimping sales. Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. said on Thursday...
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