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    News

    Burger King's Whopper Will Cost $0.37 This Weekend—Here's the Catch

    Burger King is celebrating the 64th anniversary of the Whopper by offering the burger for only 37 cents this weekend, but the offer isn’t open to everyone.
    By Ade Hennis
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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Burger King Partners With Robinhood for Crypto Giveaway

    Burger King will give away cryptocurrencies to its loyalty rewards members through a partnership with Robinhood.
    By Ade Hennis
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Chipotle Mexican Grill’s food costs

    CMG reported $372 million in food costs in 3Q14. Food costs accounted for 34.3% of the revenue. It was an increase of 70 basis points year-over-year (or YoY).

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why Yum! Brands’ division in China is important

    Yum! Brands’ (YUM) division in China includes its business in mainland China. It’s the combined revenues from all the brands—KFC, Pizza Hut, East Dawning, and the Little Sheep.

    By Adam Jones
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    Materials

    Why did Ackman’s Pershing Square exit General Growth Properties?

    Last week, Pershing Square exited its entire stake in General Growth Properties.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    Analyzing Burger King’s shifting business model focus in 2Q14

    Franchise revenues include royalties and franchise fees. Royalties are calculated as a percentage of franchise restaurant revenues, which are driven by same-store sales.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why Tim Hortons introduced a mobile app and loyalty cards

    Along with introducing new products like those we discussed in the previous part of this series, Tim Hortons (THI) is also testing different revenue channels and payment methods.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why McDonald’s took a big hit in China

    China is part of the APMEA region. Same-store sales were down 22.7%. Approximately 5,000 restaurants were affected when McDonald’s suspended its meat supplier.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Yum! Brands’ segments by business models

    For six months ending June 2014, China’s division reported revenue of $3 billion, or 52% of Yum! revenues. China only represents 15% of the more than 40,000 Yum! restaurant units.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why McDonald’s same-store sales declined

    McDonald’s (MCD) revenues declined 4.5% YoY. Revenues in the restaurant industry are mainly driven by same-store sales and unit growth. The global same-stores sales were down to -3.3% YoY.

    By Adam Jones
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    Materials

    Why Pershing Square increased its stake in Air Products and Chemicals

    Pershing Square increased its position in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. from 21.31% in 3Q 2013 to 27.91% in 4Q 2013.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    Domino’s management guidance on food costs, capex, and more

    Management anticipates the effective tax rate to be in the range of 37% to 38% for the “foreseeable future.” Corporate tax rates in the U.S. are high, and force some companies to move their headquarters to countries offering lower tax rates.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Downward trend: McDonald’s November Same-Store Sales

    McDonald’s November same-store sales indicate a continued slide in all segments. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are partially to blame.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why Burger King is improving its traffic through product innovation

    Burger King (BKW) introduced premium products internationally that should complement its menu. It launched a Hashbrown Whopper in Korea, a Barbecue Bacon Whopper in the U.S., and a Mexican Whopper in Spain.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why Yum! Brands’ restaurants have grown globally

    Yum! Brands plans to open new locations in certain countries. Growing restaurant units is the first step to capturing customers in a market.

    By Adam Jones
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    Consumer

    Speculation that Ackman is urging a McDonald’s REIT spinoff

    Even if a McDonald’s REIT spinoff is not in the cards, an activist investor who might push for a restructuring could be the catalyst McDonald’s needs.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Financials

    Pershing Square takes on Zoetis, adds to Canadian Pacific in 3Q14

    Activist hedge fund manager William Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Holdings filed its third quarter 13F last month. The fund’s year-to-date returns as of October 31, 2014, net of fees, was 35.0%.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Consumer

    Why fuel prices affect restaurants

    Higher fuel costs put pressure on operating costs, and can squeeze profit margins. The demand side also takes a hit. When gas prices are high, consumers tend to economize on transit by eliminating unnecessary trips.

    By Adam Jones
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    Consumer

    Limited risk of Herbalife stock price increase, Ackman believes

    Ackman believes there’s little chance of an Herbalife stock price increase and said Herbalife’s stock price is down almost 50%.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Shares up for McDonald’s stock on rumors of Ackman’s interest

    Ackman’s fund owned a stake in McDonald’s from 2005 to 2007. He urged McDonald’s to restructure itself. McDonald’s stock almost doubled during that time.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Fund Managers

    Tiger Global reduces position in Hertz Global Holdings

    Hertz Global Holdings owes in excess of $700,000 in unpaid taxes as well as interest and penalties.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Texas Roadhouse’s Key Operating Costs

    Operating costs include rent, utilities, advertising, property tax, repairs and maintenance, credit card fees, and supplies. These costs have been falling.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Starbucks Gets Help From Its Rewards Program

    One of the ways a customer can become a My Starbucks Rewards member is by using the My Starbucks Rewards card. The card is available at the checkout counter.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    McDonald’s List Of Initiatives That Will Bring A Turnaround

    McDonald’s list of initiatives includes simplifying its menu and possibly offering locally relevant menu items. This could be quite a gamble.

    By Adam Jones
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Why restaurants are remodeling their stores

    Several restaurants are focusing on changing their restaurants’ images by remodeling their existing stores. For example, Burger King’s (BKW) already re-imaged stores have boosted sales by 10% to 15%.

    By Adam Jones
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation’s three customer categories

    Pilgrim’s customer base is spread across 100 countries, including the US and Mexico, which together contributed ~92% of the company’s revenues as of 2013 year-end.

    By Adam Jones
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    The state of fast-food restaurants

    Fast-food restaurants, as the name suggests, specialize in serving food they can prepare and serve quickly. The fast-food industry has reached its mature stage in the United States, and several fast-food chains are already focusing on international expansion.

    By Adam Jones
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    What is a limited-service restaurant?

    Limited-service restaurants can be classified into fast food or quick service, fast-casual restaurants, pizza restaurants, and cafés.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Why Chili’s same-store sales increased

    For the restaurant industry, one of the key drivers is same-store sales earnings. Brinker International (EAT) reported a same-store sales growth of 2.5% for Chili’s—compared to -0.6% in the same quarter last year.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why Tim Hortons’ same-store sales grew through menu innovation

    Restaurants often introduce new products in their menu and use promotional campaigns to drive customers into the restaurants.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why Burger King’s restaurant visit program is so important

    Burger King (BKW) opened a net of 131 new restaurants in the second quarter, making for a total net new restaurant count of 682 restaurants in the past 12 months.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why Burger King’s operating expenses are declining

    Burger King’s (BKW) improvement in operating margins was aided by a reduction in operating expenses as a percentage of sales.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    How Burger King is financing its Tim Hortons acquisition

    The Tim Hortons (THI) acquisition’s value of about $12.5 billion is more than Burger King’s (BKW) market capitalization of $10.9 billion as of August 26.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Must-know: The costs of McDonalds’ key metrics

    Franchise margins declined by 0.6% to 82.2% in 2Q14 due to an increase in rents and depreciation expense along with franchising—company operated margins also declined by 0.6% to 17.1% over the same period.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Key metrics in McDonalds’ quarterly earnings

    McDonald’s reported flat global comparable sales and negative comparable guest count for 2Q14, which is concerning from a long-term income growth perspective.

    By Adam Jones
  • Why time favors fast food business owners during strikes
    Consumer

    Why time favors fast food business owners during strikes

    The restaurant industry’s high employee turnover also makes it harder for fast food companies to unionize. Even within the restaurant industry, quick service shows the highest turnover.

    By Xun Yao Chen
  • Must-know: Majority of fast food workers “not” above 25 years old
    Consumer

    Must-know: Majority of fast food workers “not” above 25 years old

    Why the unionization of all fast food workers, which would increase the bargaining power of employees and possibly lead to higher wages, in quite unlikely.

    By Xun Yao Chen
  • Why do most workers at McDonald’s work part-time?
    Consumer

    Why do most workers at McDonald’s work part-time?

    Part-time work is most likely an industry-wide characteristic within the food retail business.

    By Xun Yao Chen
  • Why fast food business owners can’t offer $15 per hour
    Consumer

    Why fast food business owners can’t offer $15 per hour

    From a business perspective, restaurant owners can’t possibly increase wages to $15 per hour.

    By Xun Yao Chen
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    Consumer

    Must-know: Minimum wage of $7.25 isn’t as low as people may think

    A slight increase in wages can erase profits for these companies. To protect profits, prices will have to rise.

    By Xun Yao Chen
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    Consumer

    Walkouts and strikes are gaining momentum beyond McDonald’s (MCD)

    Nationwide walkouts appear to be gaining momentum, calling for action to increase the federal minimum wage that has remained stagnant since 2009.

    By Xun Yao Chen
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