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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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Competitors Closer to Unseating OpenTable

Research Questions: Can restaurants survive without OpenTable? Is the software service easily replaced? Companies: OPEN, SNI, YELP By: Susan Jennings Kantari Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Although OpenTable Inc. (OPEN) is a powerhouse in terms of market share and services, it is not indispensable to restaurants, which are seeing a growing number […]

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California Drought Whisper

California Drought Whisper

Research Question: Will California’s drought lead to product changes and price hikes in the food, beverage, and restaurant industry in 2014? Companies Covered: McDonalds (MCD), Wendy’s (WEN), Chipotle (CMG), General Mills (GIS), Doctor Pepper-Snapple (DPS), The J.M. Smucker Company (SJM), The Hain Celestial Group (HAIN), Constellation Brands (STZ), Valmont Industries (VMI), Lindsay Corporation (LNN), Deere & Co. (DE) […]

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OpenTable Whisper

OpenTable Whisper

Research Question: Can restaurants survive without OpenTable or is the software service irreplaceable? Companies Covered: OpenTable (OPEN) Report Available: February 27th, 2014   Blueshift’s research indicates that OpenTable is a widely utilized platform that has gained significant traction and necessity amongst restaurants, though it is not entirely loved by its users and could face a threat from […]

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Jul 01 2013 Restaurants, Services

Remodel Provides Initial and Sustainable Growth for Wendy’s

Research Question: Will restaurant remodels deliver a sales surge for Wendy’s and grow its market share? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: BKW, MCD, WEN Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The Wendy’s Co.’s (WEN) sales are expected to increase during the 12 months following a remodel and to sustain single to low double-digit […]

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Wendy’s Whisper

Wendy’s Whisper

Research Question: Will restaurant remodels deliver a sales surge for Wendy’s and help grow its market share? Companies Covered: Wendy’s (WEN), Burger King Worldwide (BKW), McDonalds (MCD), Yum! Brands (YUM) Report Available: July 1, 2013   Blueshift’s initial research shows positive sentiment for the effect of WEN’s remodeled stores, though actual results have yet to be […]

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Tim Hortons Whisper

Tim Hortons Whisper

Research Question: Will McDonald’s Canadian renovations, including the addition of McCafe products, cause a loss in share at Tim Hortons? Companies: Tim Hortons (THI) & McDonald’s (MCD)   Initial research by Blueshift indicates strategic initiatives at McDonald’s Canadian locations threatening Tim Hortons’ stranglehold on the coffee market in Canada, as Tim Hortons fights back with new […]

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GMCR’s K-Cup to Lose Share Based on Generics’ Price; Competitor Quality a Question

Research Question: With several K-Cup patents expiring, will Green Mountain Coffee experience a significant decrease in sales as competition heats up? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: BBBY, DNKN, GMCR, KFT, KR, NESN:VX, SBUX, SJM, SVU, SWY, THS Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Eighteen of 24 sources believe Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.’s (GMCR) […]

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