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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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Dec 22 2014 Restaurants, Services

Panera’s New Focus on Digital Ordering is Getting High Marks

Research Question: Will Panera 2.0 give the Company a Needed Boost in Same-Store Sales? Companies: BLMN, BKW, BWLD, CMG, COSI, DNKN, DPZ, KKD, MCD, NDLS, PBPB, PNRA, PZZA, SBUX, WEN, YUM, ZOES By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Panera Bread Co.’s [PNRA] new mobile and in-store digital ordering system, Panera 2.0, […]

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Burger King Whisper

Burger King Whisper

Research Question: Will Burger King’s acquisition of Tim Hortons result in a temporary share shift or in long term gains? Companies Covered: Burger King (BKW), Tim Hortons (THI), McDonald’s (MCD), Wendy’s (WEN), Carrols Restaurant Group (TAST) Report Available: January 22, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows Burger King will continue to grow through its acquisition of […]

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GrubHub Whisper

GrubHub Whisper

Research Question: Will GrubHub’s high commissions cause restaurant owners to seek food delivery services elsewhere? Companies Covered: GrubHub (GRUB)   Report Available: Dec. 18, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research shows GRUB has aggressively grown in recent quarters and still has much room to grow, but some restaurant owners claim GRUB fees are too high and […]

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