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IHOP will launch a fast-casual restaurant in Atlanta in 2020 called Flip'd by IHOP. It is also exploring additional sites in New York, Washington DC, Denver, Chicago and San Francisco. A Flip'd restaurant is about half of the size of a typical IHOP, with less seating, digital ordering kiosks and online ordering and delivery capabilities. The menu will include Pancake Bowls with sweet or savory toppings, the Ultimate Steakburger and Buttermilk Crispy Chicken. Full Story
McDonald's Corp. could sell over 250 million Beyond Meat burgers in the U.S. annually, according to estimates from UBS. The firm found McDonald's currently sells only 20-30 Beyond Meat burgers per day in Canadian restaurant testing, although sales are reaching 100 burgers a day in more densely populated areas. Burger King is selling about 40 Impossible Whoppers daily, or about 107 million a year if replicated by its whole U.S. network, reported Reuters. Full Story
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority believes the merger of Amazon and Deliveroo could harm competition in the restaurant and the emerging grocery delivery sector, where Amazon and Deliveroo already established market-leading positions. The group will proceed to an in-depth investigation if the two companies fail to offer legally-binding proposals that address its concerns, reported Reuters. Full Story
Black Bear Diner named Joe Adney CMO and Camille Chavez VP of training and development. Full Story
Texas Roadhouse opened in Midlothian, VA, reported The Richmond Times-Dispatch. Full Storyread more
Upper Saddle River, NJ (November 5, 2019) – New Jersey-based news and information service The Food Institute and Washington, DC-based firm OFW Law are taking their popular U.S. Food Labeling Seminar online! This year’s labeling course will be available virtually, in multiple parts, to allow more food industry executives access across the country.
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