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New Chipotle CEO plans menu 'tweaks,' and maybe drive-thrus

Apr. 25, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The new CEO at Chipotle plans to make "simple menu tweaks," redesign its restaurants and expand its delivery service in the coming months. Another longer-term possibility: drive-thrus, which CEO Brian Niccol said are an "interesting proposition for Chipotle." Niccol didn't offer specifics...

Burger King grows; Tim Hortons to get makeover

Apr. 24, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new burger and a spicy chicken sandwich sold well at Burger King, helping boost profits for its owner Restaurants Brands. But the company's other chain, Tim Hortons, didn't do as well, and Restaurant Brands plans to remodel those stores to try to get more people to come in to buy its...

Tradeoff: No cash but faster lines as restaurants forgo cash

Apr. 18, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The lunchtime lines at Dos Toros move faster these days — customers don't fumble for bills or coins, and employees don't make change. Since around New Year's, the Mexican food chain has been cashless. "For the vast majority of customers, there's no reaction at all; they're already...

Pizza al fresco: Domino's will deliver to beaches, parks

Apr. 16, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Domino's, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors. The pizza chain said Monday that its drivers can meet customers at U.S. beaches, parks and landmarks to hand over pizza, cheesy bread and other food on its menu. In...

Asian stocks hit by tech losses

Mar. 28, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were in the red Wednesday as tech stocks extended losses following sell-offs of their U.S. peers overnight. Investors are selling technology-related shares on concern governments might tighten their scrutiny over Facebook after it was revealed that users' data...

New Chipotle marketing hire oversaw Taco Bell's Doritos taco

Mar. 20, 2018 12:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle, which is trying to rebuild its business after a series of food safety scares, says it hired a new marketing executive who once oversaw the launch of Taco Bell's cheese-dusted Doritos taco. Chris Brandt will start as Chipotle's chief marketing officer next month, replacing Mark...

On the menu for McDonald's: Cut greenhouse gas emissions

Mar. 20, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The company behind the golden arches wants to get greener. McDonald's said Tuesday it's taking steps to cut the greenhouse gases it emits, including tweaking the way the beef in its Big Macs and Quarter Pounders is produced. The world's largest burger chain said it expects the changes to...

McDonald's reaches settlement in 'joint-employer' lawsuit

Mar. 19, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it has reached a settlement with a U.S. labor agency over a lawsuit that could have decided if the fast-food company should be liable for hiring, pay and other decisions made at its franchised restaurants. The lawsuit, filed in 2016 by the National Labor Relations Board,...

Chipotle says head of marketing to leave company

Mar. 14, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle said Wednesday that its longtime head of marketing is leaving the company, just a week after the struggling burrito chain installed a new CEO as it seeks to revive the brand. Mark Crumpacker, who has led Chipotle's marketing efforts for nine years, will leave the company Thursday....

The Latest: 'Black Panther' star speaks at UN event

Mar. 8, 2018 7:37 PM EST

The Latest on International Women's Day: "Black Panther" star Danai Gurira says the hit movie is showing the world that women and men "can work shoulder to shoulder" and their abilities "are equally valued in a society." Gurira spoke at an event marking International Women's Day on Thursday at U.N. headquarters...