Other Industry News

Continuing their efforts at a rebound under CEO Steve Easterbrook, McDonald’s recently announced a couple of new test ongoing in different markets around the footprint.  Notwithstanding concerns over obesity by many politicians, the Golden Arches have begun testing all-you-can-eat-fries along with a self-serve ordering kiosk at a St. Joseph, Missouri store.  In 2015, the company…

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Competitor News

Starbucks’ recent revamping of their loyalty program continues to backfire with their “loyal” customers.  Under the former program, customers earned one star for each transaction, a free beverage after 12 stars and “gold star” status after 30 stars.  Now, under the revamped program, launching next month in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico two stars…

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