Unit Investment

Hardee’s

YTD comps through 9/21 were positive mid-single-digits as the brand’s menu and marketing improvements gain traction while the brand continues to benefit from its QSR DT format and a return of breakfast.

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Papa John’s

• Papa John’s quality positioning currently facilitates higher price point promotions, supporting check.
• The brand’s ongoing turnaround (including the addition of Shaq as a spokesperson) has succeeded at broadening its reach with new & lapsed customers.
• If there is one chink in the armor, it maybe that Papa John’s pivot away from value could have medium to long-term implications depending on consumer strength in the new, post-lockdown world.

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Domino’s

Domino’s is very well situated as the largest US pizza chain (36% delivery share & 15% carryout share) with a 40% domestic share among the top 4 players. Brand positioning emphasizes: leading-edge, digital ordering convenience/speed and seamless payments; a 100% contactless delivery model; and its long running $5.99 and $7.99 price point deals which are centric to their everyday value positioning. The chain’s impressive 75% digital sale mix drives higher group checks including more high margin add-on sales enabled by its broad menu (specialty chicken, wings, stuffed cheesy bread, salads & desserts).

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Remodel Programs 2021

Remodel data and analysis on 50+ national chains, including: (1) remodel progress/system condition; (2) investment costs; (3) post remodel sales increases; (4) franchisor remodel incentives; and (5) program scope.

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