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5/18/2018

The dramatically different look of a new Wendy's restaurant in Gluckstadt, Miss., is the latest result of an ongoing redesign effort launched several years ago to prepare for the future. New elements include fireplaces, digital menu boards and walls of windows that flood the space with natural light, and the latest designs include smaller footprints to fit new Wendy's units in non-traditional spaces.

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5/18/2018

Walmart will launch its grocery delivery service across the Chicago market on Tuesday, charging $9.95 for same-day delivery. The addition of Chicago comes as the company strives to cover 40% of American households with grocery delivery services by year's end.

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5/18/2018

BJ's Wholesale Club filed documents yesterday to conduct an initial public offering of stock, saying it hopes to raise at least $400 million. The company, which reports that it has over five million paying members, was taken private in 2011.

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5/18/2018

Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison is retiring today after seven years at the company's helm. Board member Keith McLoughlin will fill the CEO role on an interim basis while the firm seeks a permanent replacement.

5/18/2018

Coca-Cola is rolling out its upgraded Freestyle 9100 machine this weekend in Chicago at the National Restaurant Association's annual show. The Bluetooth-enabled soda fountain will allow consumers to personalize their beverages right from their phones.

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USA Today
5/18/2018

PepsiCo is introducing an online ordering platform for foodservice partners. The new tool will not only assist in e-commerce purchases, but it will also provide informational assistance on PepsiCo products and current trends and insights to drive sales.

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5/18/2018

All of Union Square Hospitality Group's restaurants will get rid of plastic straws over the next few weeks, CEO Danny Meyer tweeted this week. The eateries will replace the plastic with more eco-friendly biodegradable straws.

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Grub Street
5/18/2018

Landcadia Holdings, an acquisition firm created two years ago by Landry's owner Tilman Fertitta, will acquire Louisiana-based online ordering and delivery company Waitr, in a deal valued at $308 million. Five-year-old Waitr has partnered with more than 5,000 restaurants in the Southeast.

5/18/2018

Jack in the Box is feeling the pinch of higher potato prices, the company said in its earnings call Thursday. Retail potato prices stood at around 73 cents per pound last month, up 4.3% compared to April 2017, according to federal data.

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5/18/2018

Quickserve chains are adjusting to consumers' new eating habits and catering to growing demand for snacks that can be eaten any time of day. Fazoli's has created a snacking menu centered around the chain's breadsticks in an effort to drive traffic during non-peak hours, said CEO Carl Howard.

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