Competitor News

Starbucks has announced that it is joining with Chase Bank and VISA to offer co-branded credit cards this month and also announced that it will launch a stored-value card by as early as April of this year. CEO Kevin Johnson made the announcement last week during his Q1 earnings call. The company hopes the new…

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Miscellaneous

McDonalds reported healthy same store sales for its 4th quarter with US store SSS coming in at +4.5%, yielding a total increase in US SSS of 5.3% for all of calendar 2017. The Golden Arches credited their less expensive value menu (in particular, the McPick 2 platform) for much of the improvement. The irony, of…

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2018 National Conference

We’ve had a few requests for us to clarify and confirm the dates for the 2018 DDIFO National Conference, so we’ll restate that it will be held in the Big Easy – New Orleans, Louisiana – at the Harrahs New Orleans Hotel and Casino from June 10 – 12, 2018. We’re busy pulling all the…

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