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NRN editors discuss the legal battle between Sweetgreen and Chipotle, McDonald’s layoffs and pizza drive-thrus

Plus hear from Mohammad Farraj, co-founder of Talkin’ Tacos


This week on the Extra Serving podcast, a Nation’s Restaurant News podcast, NRN editors Holly Petre, Sam Oches and Leigh Anne Zinsmeister talked about the recent legal battle between Sweetgreen and Chipotle.

Sweetgreen introduced a bowl that caused Chipotle to sue them for trademark infringement. Sweetgreen later changed the name of the bowl. Does this mean Chipotle has the corner on the Chipotle bowl?

Also, the NRN editors spoke about McDonald’s. It has the greatest improved share of teens' wallets. The company also this week temporarily shut down its U.S. offices ahead of impending layoffs. What does this signal for the U.S.’s largest restaurant company by sales?

Finally, the NRN editors talked about pizza drive-thrus. It seems the next frontier of drive-thrus is all about pizza. Big chains like Pizza Hut have been experimenting with them, as well as smaller emerging chains with large slices.

This week’s guest is Mohammad Farraj, co-founder of Talkin’ Tacos.


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