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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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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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