Restaurant News Bites: Wingstop, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Red Lobster



Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Wingstop has opened more than 660 restaurants.  The company has experienced 10 consecutive years of positive sales increases, was named a Top 10 Best Franchise Deal by QSR magazine, and has been voted “best wings” in markets across the country.  In this audio, CEO Charlie Morrison discusses the brand’s growth.  Click to listen

After three years, Wendy’s is leaving Russia and closing its eight restaurants in the country.  Company spokesman Bob Bertini points to a lack of interest in growing the brand by the local franchisee’s new management.  Continue reading . . .

In an attempt to revive its sales, McDonald’s plans to connect with its customers through personalization, and customization campaigns. Bidness Etc discusses the performance of the company, and its position in the market.  Continue reading . . .

Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it’s getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants.  The changes mark the latest attempt by the struggling seafood to stop a years-long sales decline as it embarks on a new era.  Continue reading . . .

In case you haven’t been seeing enough pictures of food in your Instagram feed, expect to see a lot more of them for the next 12 months thanks to Applebee’s. The restaurant chain is forking over its account to diners who share pictures on the social-mobile app.  Continue reading . . .

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