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McDonald’s Builds on 2015 Success, Off to Even Better Start in 2016

Research Question: Is McDonald’s seeing sales declines in its all-day breakfast and overall business? Companies: BRK.A/B, BWLD, CMG, DNKN, JACK, MCD, QSR, PLKI, PNRA, SBUX, SHAK, WEN, YUM By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) continues its turnaround story, improving further on Blueshift Research’s 2, […]

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McDonald’s Idea Proposal

McDonald’s Idea Proposal

Is McDonald’s seeing sales declines in its all-day breakfast and overall business? Report Available: April 7, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows McDonald’s all-day breakfast and overall sales beginning to slide to begin the year. In a proprietary consumer survey in February, Blueshift found respondents increasingly less likely to order from the all-day breakfast menu […]

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Nov 19 2015 Restaurants, Services

Dave & Buster’s to Continue to Win Through Initiatives, Agility

Research Question: Will store remodels and other initiatives continue to drive Dave & Buster’s higher-than-anticipated growth? Companies: BWLD, DIN, DRI, PLAY By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Store remodeling, the mix of new small and large locations, the new “Power Card” system, a growing focus on group sales, […]

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Dave & Buster’s Idea Proposal

Dave & Buster’s Idea Proposal

Research Question: Will Dave and Buster’s store remodels and heightened promotional strategies continue to drive higher-than-anticipated growth? Report Available: Nov. 19, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows PLAY in the midst of a remarkable growth run that may not stop until the company reaches a 200 store count objective. But its recent quarter’s growth figures were so […]

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Oct 02 2015 Restaurants, Services

MCD’s All-Day Breakfast Off to Strong Start, Questions Linger If It Will Be Enough

Research Question: Is McDonald’s gaining steam in its turnaround efforts? Companies: CMG, JACK, MCD, PNRA, SHAK, TSE:QSR, WEN, YUM By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Nine of 10 store personnel and three franchise owners representing about 25 stores interviewed by Blueshift Research said McDonald’s Corp.’s (MCD) all-day breakfast […]

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McDonald’s Idea Proposal

McDonald’s Idea Proposal

  Research Question: Is McDonald’s gaining steam in its turnaround efforts? Report Available: October 2, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows McDonald’s making strides in its turnaround efforts, headlined by the upcoming nationwide institution of all-day breakfast and management’s enthusiasm for the progress it is making with an expected sales rebound. But the company’s struggles are well-chronicled […]

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Jul 15 2015 Restaurants, Services

MCD Changes Hold Potential, but Turnaround Will Take 18-24 months

Research Question: Will recent operational changes lead to a turnaround for McDonald’s in the United States in the next 12 months? Companies: ARCO, CMG, DNKN, HABT, JACK, MCD, PNRA, QSR, SHAK, SONC, TAST, WEN By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Initial feedback on new initiatives from McDonald’s Corp. […]

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McDonald’s Whisper

McDonald’s Whisper

Research Question: Will McDonald’s recent operational changes lead to a turnaround for the company in the U.S. in the next 12 months? Report Available: July 15, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows McDonald’s in the early stages of a rebranding and re-tooling campaign that has yet to yield any strong results. However, many of its initiatives are […]

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Apr 02 2015 Restaurants, Services

Panera 2.0 Rolls Along with Higher Sales, Shorter Wait Times

Research Question: Is the rollout of Panera 2.0 increasing store traffic and throughput and easing congestion without causing cost overruns? Companies: BLMN, BWLD, CMG, COSI, DNKN, DPZ, KKD, MCD, NDLS, PBPB, PNRA, PZZA, SBUX, TSE:QSR, WEN, YUM, ZOES   By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Twelve of 14 sources representing more […]

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Panera Bread Whisper

Panera Bread Whisper

Research Question: Is the rollout of Panera 2.0 increasing store traffic, throughput, and easing congestion without causing cost overruns? Companies Covered: Panera Bread Co (PNRA), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Wendy’s (WEN), Domino’s Pizza (DPZ), Papa John’s, (PZZA), Sonic (SONC), Yum Brands (YUM), Einstein Noah Restaurant Group (BAGL), Starbucks (SBUX), Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD), Noodles & […]

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