Noodles & Co. is hiring specialists to focus on tempting guests to order dessert, beer and coffee.
There's little evidence so far that either Taco Bell or McDonald's will emerge victorious.
The stock rockets higher in its first day of trading. Everyone wants to find the next Chipotle.
Starbucks and other big chains are seeing astounding growth. Unlike burgers and pizza, coffee is a daily ritual for many people.
Noodles & Co. boss Kevin Reddy says he doesn't want diners to feel pressure. It helps that he pays workers more than minimum wage.
Restaurant visits have been flat this year as people continue to keep a sharp eye on their budgets.
There's cash to be made when premium-priced stocks move sharply higher or lower after earnings reports.
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