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A pair of chains plot international expansion plans, coffee giant Starbucks expands its menu and more in this week's Chain Operating Report.
An expanded menu, including grilled chicken salads and sandwiches, and a larger footprint with more seats and widescreen televisions than the traditional units positions this new sports concept for an appealing entry into new markets.
Beef O'Brady's buys into a new concept, The Egg & I Restaurants scramble into a new market, Seattle's Best expands the use of a new menu concept and much more.
As the first half of the year comes to a close, now is a good time to take inventory of the state of the U.S. economy and how the foodservice industry has fared compared to other industries to date.
There's no shortage of economic news these days but finding reliable sources that provide consistent results can be a challenge. In this week's blog post, Jerry Stiegler examines a few options and explores a variety of foodservice data, including comparable store sales for some chains, consumer traffic levels for the first quarter and more.