1,300 Locations of These Popular Fast-Food Chains Are Being Sold

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NPC International, once one of the largest and most successful restaurant franchisee businesses in America, filed for bankruptcy in 2020 with some $900 million in debt. The largest operator of Pizza Hut and Wendy’s restaurants was sold to Flynn Restaurant Group, another large operator, which will take over the majority of roughly 1,300 bankrupt locations of both chains.

After months of negotiation, Judge David Jones of the Southern District of Texas has given the approval to a deal that will see NPC sell off some 951 Pizza Hut locations and nearly 200 Wendy’s restaurants to the Flynn Restaurant Group

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Subway reportedly closed 10% of its stores last year as the fast-food chain struggles with pandemic restrictions and slumping sales

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  • Subway closed between 2,200 to 2,400 locations last year, Restaurant Business reported.
  • The food and restaurant industry lost nearly $120 billion in sales during the onset of the pandemic.
  • Subway closed over 1,000 locations in the US in 2019, as sales dropped by $210 million.

Subway, the biggest fast-food chain in the world, lost about 10% of its restaurants in 2020, Restaurant Business reported Friday.

The publication reported that 2,200 to 2,400 Subway restaurants closed last year during the pandemic.

The closures represent a significant impact on individual business owners, as the company does not operate its own restaurants,

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Costco Is Selling These Fast-Food Chicken Nugget Copycats

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According to a recent viral TikTok video, Costco is now selling frozen chicken nuggets that look and taste just like the super-popular nuggets at Chick-fil-A.

The video, which has garnered millions of views, was posted by TikTok user @floridamomof3 and compares a new line of nuggets from the Just Bare brand with Chick-fil-A’s version. It features a mother-daughter duo who can’t believe their taste buds upon trying the Costco-purchased nuggets dipped in Chick-fil-A’s original sauce (now sold at retail).

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After warming the frozen nuggets in the

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Taco Bell Hopes to Join Fast-Food Chicken Wars in 2021

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First, it was Popeyes. In late 2019, the Miami-based fast-food joint ignited the Chicken Sandwich Wars, a battle between fast-food restaurants to see who could concoct the best poultry sandwich. The fabled wars became so worrisome for some, it even forced KFC to redo its flagship sandwich. Now, nearly two years later, the war still rages on — and it appears it might have an unsuspecting contestant in the coming months.

In a new sit-down with Business Insider, Taco Bell’s chief innovation officer Liz Matthews says the beloved taco joint is also looking to get into the game of

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Why this new lettuce branding looks lik

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Plenty, an indoor vertical farming company, has a new visual brand that uses the psychology of fast food to get you to eat your greens.

[Image: courtesy &Walsh]

The identity, by design agency &Walsh, is a branding trojan horse that dresses up blasé leafy greens in a fun new package. It deftly uses color psychology to splash the packaging with ketchupy reds and mustardy yellows that have been shown to inspire hunger. Outside the colors themselves, its most prominent visual feature is the custom typography, naturally called Plenty, which has curved strokes and pointy, leaf-like corners that paint

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