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Cargill to close Milwaukee beef facility


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A shortage of cattle has led Cargill to close a beef processing facility in Milwaukee. A separate ground beef facility at the site will remain in operation. Read More

Subway tops social media index, Chipotle bumped from Top 10


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Digital CoCo's Restaurant Social Media Index determined the top digital influencers for the second quarter, with Subway retaining its No. 1 spot because of the chain's partnerships with Disney, World … Read More

Customer traffic levels behind RPI decline


Softer customer traffic resulted in the Restaurant Performance Index registering a moderate decline in June. Operator optimism about future business conditions and the overall economy also was dampene… Read More