Noodles & Co. boss Kevin Reddy says he doesn't want diners to feel pressure. It helps that he pays workers more than minimum wage.
With sales suffering as a string of novelty menu items missed the mark, the fast-food chain's latest offering is a good old-fashioned sandwich with bacon.
Like many companies this winter, the fast-food giant blamed a drop in same-store sales on the weather. But could its problems be bigger than a snowbank?
The chain's positive preliminary earnings make the market sit up and take notice.
The smaller chain is seeing much stronger sales momentum than the market leader.
With the universe of this category in its seasonal sweet spot, these picks have tailwinds propelling them into the new year.
Here are some of the numbers behind the effort, plus the current dynamics at 3 industry giants.
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