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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.
What Does Wendy’s Future Look Like?
Innovation, consumer-facing technological development, and brand building with its franchisees are going to be the three crucial aspects of Wendy’s future.
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.
Why Noodles and Company has short and long-term goals
Noodles & Company (or NDLS) has a few initiatives and tactics to drive short-term traffic. It also drives longer-term brand and customer loyalty building.
Why it’s important to understand Noodles and Co.
Noodles & Company (or NDLS) was founded in 1995. It’s a fast-casual restaurant chain that serves classic noodle and pasta dishes.
How Unemployment and Labor Participation Rates Affect Restaurants
A tight labor market with low unemployment and participation rates puts pressure on restaurant companies to raise wages to retain their employees.
Why Did Wendy’s Start Its Image Activation Program?
From 2011 to 2012, Wendy’s (WEN) started its Image Activation program. It’s a program to remodel restaurants. It plans to remodel almost 1,331 restaurants.
Emerging Markets: Wendy’s International Expansion Plans
Wendy’s performance has been based on the economy, consumers’ preferences, and spending patterns in the US. International expansion will have its own complexities.
QSCC: Wendy’s Supply Chain Management
QSCC (Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.) is an independent non-profit organization that’s responsible for the Wendy’s (WEN) supply chain management.
Shake Shack Increases Menu Prices as Commodity Costs Rise
In a restaurant business, commodities are the most important input cost. Last quarter, Shake Shack increased its menu prices.
Have Shake Shack’s Revenues Impressed Investors?
In 2010, Shake Shack had $19.5 million in revenues. Its revenues grew to $83 million over the four years ending in 2013. That’s a CAGR of 43%.
Why Should You Care About Shake Shack’s AUV?
Shake Shack (SHAK) calculates its AUV (average unit volume) by dividing the total company-operated sales by the total company-operated units.
Understanding Shake Shack’s Three Key Costs
We’ve looked at Shake Shack’s (SHAK) revenues and drivers. It’s also important to understand how the company has been managing its key costs.
What Investors Should Know About Shake Shack’s IPO
Shake Shack (SHAK) primarily started as a hot dog cart in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park. However, it grew into a restaurant chain.
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.
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.
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.