McDonald’s news, from the debut of a more healthful Happy Meal to a strong second quarter, proved to be most popular this week on NRN.com. The industry’s largest chain said its traffic held up this summer even after two small price increases were taken.
Readers also clicked on big news in the coffee and snack segment. On Wednesday, Dunkin’ Brands Inc. sold 22.25 million shares in its initial public offering, bringing in about $423 million. Its stock jumped more than 46 percent on its first day of trading. And while Dunkin’ was thriving, Seattle’s Best Coffee, a secondary brand owned by Starbucks Corp., took a hit as a result of Borders liquidation. Seattle's Best shuttered 248 cafés, all located in Borders Superstores.
NRN also offered an exclusive look at Subway’s effort to open restaurants in non-traditional locations, from churches to construction sites.
Click through NRN’s Weekly Wrap slide show for the top 10 stories for the week of July 25, including Red Mango’s new CEO, the sale of quick-service chicken chain Bojangles’ and P.F. Chang’s strategy to turnaround sinking sales.
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