January 2016

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Olo Set to Enter On-Demand Marketplace After $40m Investment

Online ordering platform developer Olo is looking to get into the burgeoning on-demand delivery space with its Dispatch system and a $40 million investment from The Raine Group.

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Brinker Shareholders Take Note: Chili’s Is Hurting

Brinker International’s second quarter results reveal problems in the company’s flagship brand, Chili’s.

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Bakken’s ‘Wild West’ Tamed by Dismal Oil Prices

A few years ago, the Bakken Oil Field in North Dakota was the new Wild West, and Marcus Jundt was Doc Holiday. But now that oil is trading below $28 a barrel, Bakken is more like the Dust Bowl, and Jundt is watching the tumbleweed blow by.

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Emerging Brand Punch Bowl Social Pushes the Expansion Limits

Day one of the ICR Conference in Orlando this week featured the founders and CEOs of small, private chains you’ve probably never heard of. Most of them, after all, have fewer than 15 units. For now.

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ICR Roundup: Diets, Delivery and Chipotle

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Denny’s Makes Commitment to 100% Cage-Free Eggs

Denny’s announced plans to move to 100% cage-free eggs by 2026, a move CEO John Miller said the brand has been working on for years.

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Happy New Year Restaurant Stocks

After a miserable second half for many restaurant stocks in 2015, the New Year is already looking to be another stinker. And, that’s after only four days of trading.

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Chipotle Comps -30% in December, Company Subpoenaed In California Outbreak Investigation

Chipotle is not having a happy new year.

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Joella’s Hot Chicken Plans Explosive Growth in 2016

Joella’s Hot Chicken is capitalizing on the southern food trend in a big way.

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