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NRN editors discuss McDonald’s, Chipotle’s automation and Domino’s foray into third-party delivery

Plus, hear Sam Oches and Mark Brandau on the Top 500


This week on the Extra Serving podcast, NRN editors Holly Petre, Sam Oches and Leigh Anne Zinsmeister spoke about Chipotle’s foray into automation. Though the company hasn’t shied away from automation in the past, and competitors like Sweetgreen have gone all in on technology, Chipotle’s latest move to automate its guacamole production is a step forward.

Also, the editors talked about McDonald’s and its McCafé line. The chain has discontinued its McCafé bakery line. What prompted the chain with the largest portion of the breakfast segment to make this move?

Finally, the editors talked about Domino’s, which has taken the next step into delivery ­– a step no one thought they would take. The pizza chain is finally partnering with a third-party delivery aggregator. What does this mean for the chain?

This week, you’ll hear a conversation between Sam Oches and Mark Brandau about the Top 500.


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