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How does an international restaurant chain break into the toughest market in the world?

This week’s episode of the Restaurant Business podcast A Deeper Dive features Troy Hooper, the CEO of Pepper Lunch.

Pepper Lunch is a Japanese fast-casual chain in which customers largely cook the food themselves. It is part of a generation of concepts with unique business models that are rapidly establishing themselves in a U.S. market hungry for more Asian fare that provides interesting experiences. 

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Menu Talk: Pat and Bret discuss the latest food and drink trends and share an interview with Trevin Hutchins of Aphotic in San Francisco.

Menu Talk is a collaboration between Restaurant Business Senior Menu Editor Pat Cobe and Bret Thorn, senior food & beverage editor of Nation’s Restaurant News and Restaurant Hospitality. You can subscribe to it wherever you listen to podcasts.
This week, Pat Cobe, senior menu editor of Restaurant Business, and Bret Thorn, senior food & beverage editor of Nation’s Restaurant News and Restaurant Hospitality, discussed national food holidays. 

In a nutshell, they’re not huge fans of promotions like National Chicken Wing Day or National Tequila Day, but they do acknowledge that promotions around them can be effective marketing tools and traffic drivers, which are particularly important these days as costs rise and guest counts decline. 

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#KrispyKreme has sold a majority stake in #InsomniaCookies to a pair of private-equity groups in a deal that values the chain at $350 million, the company said on Monday.

The doughnut chain, which said last year that it was putting Insomnia on the market, sold the cookie chain to Mistral Equity Partners and Verlinvest. Krispy Kreme is receiving $172.4 million from the sale and is keeping a 34% interest in the concept.
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Apparently, when companies prompt customers to visit their restaurants by giving them some free stuff, they’ll visit the restaurants.

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The coffee shop chain's mobile ordering system was not functional on Friday and some stores even shut down amid a global outage by Microsoft and the #cybersecurity company #CrowdStrike.

The Order Ahead feature of Starbucks’ popular smartphone app, a major source of business for the chain, has been knocked off-line in at least some markets by the massive #Microsoft technology outage early Friday.

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Chipotle continues to gain traffic, market share. Chipotle’s second quarter results included a same-store sales increase of 11.1% driven largely by an 8.7% increase in transactions http://ow.ly/qrBb105C2m1

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What’s that old saying “there’s no such thing as bad publicity”. They got wrecked in social media for small portion but simultaneously posted KILLER profit increases. 11.1 increase is phenomenal.

Gotham Restaurant owner files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The New York City culinary landmark is closed at least through August http://ow.ly/tcwj105C0NN

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2024 National Restaurant Association Show Recap

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