Despite fast-food and fast-casual concepts with drive-thrus generally being touted as the “winners” of the pandemic, that didn’t necessarily translate to outstanding growth for all brands across the board in 2020. The Mexican restaurant category accounted for $15.6 billion in total sales las…

Two Chick-fil-A customers are suing the chain over its “deceptive and untruthful promises” of flat, low-cost meal delivery. The complaint alleges that, in addition to the delivery fees, usually $2.99 or $3.99, the chain “secretly marks up food prices for delivery orders by a hefty 25-30 perc…

Transblue, a national construction franchise, recently won a large national contract with Walmart to provide snow removal services to more than 100 stores across the country in 2021 and 2022. Transblue CEO Dave Wescott said contracts for pressure washing, landscaping and parking lot sweeping…

Slow to rise after being hit hard by COVID-19, sales for the bakery, café and deli segment dropped 12.5 percent last year to $9.8 billion. Paris Baguette was the only franchise in the category that didn’t see a drop in sales last year, though a 0.4 percent growth in sales doesn’t seem signif…

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