Heather Haddon Reporter
  • Chicago
  • The Wall Street Journal

Heather Haddon covers restaurants in The Wall Street Journal's Chicago bureau. Ms. Haddon previously covered food retail out of Chicago, and politics and New Jersey affairs in the Journal's New York office. She was on the campaign trail with the 2016 Republican presidential field.

Focus Areas

  • Restaurants

123 Articles
3 days ago
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WSJ News Exclusive | Restaurant Groups Push to Overturn California Fast-Food Wage Law

A coalition of restaurants and business groups said they have submitted enough voter signatures for a ballot measure ...

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10 days ago
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Popeyes, Wingstop, Others Step Up Chicken Offerings as Poultry Prices Drop

Prices for chicken breasts have fallen about 70% since June, bringing relief to Popeyes, Applebee’s and other chains,...

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11 days ago
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Restaurants, Grocery Stores Battle Over Consumers’ Stretched Dollars

Supermarket chains are carrying more low-price staples and promoting prepared food while Wendy’s, Papa John’s promote...

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17 days ago
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WSJ News Exclusive | Domino’s Pizza Invests in Electric-Vehicle Fleet to Help Stores Recruit Drivers

The world’s biggest pizza chain signs a deal with General Motors to purchase EVs. The company’s sales have suffered d...

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21 days ago
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Starbucks Workers Plan Strike at More Than 100 Stores Across U.S.

Pro-union baristas say they intend to strike Thursday as they pressure the company to bargain on wages and benefits.

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22 days ago
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Restaurant Brands Taps Former Domino’s CEO as Chairman

The Burger King parent expects Patrick Doyle to help improve operations and the company’s share price in his new role.

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about 1 month ago
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Starbucks Rings Up Record Sales, Though Cafe Investments Erode Profit

The coffee chain reported a roughly 3% sales gain while investments in its stores and employees cut into store-level ...

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about 1 month ago
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Starbucks Union Expansion Slows a Year Into Labor Drive

New petitions for representation have declined as the company has excluded union stores from benefits and improved st...

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about 1 month ago
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McDonald’s Global Revenue Takes Hit From Currency Shifts

The burger giant says price increases and marketing boosted U.S. business, but its CEO has warned of a challenging ou...

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about 1 month ago
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Chipotle’s Increase in Burrito Prices Contributes to Store-Sales Boost

The company is hoping to avoid further hikes and says broad consumer sentiment remains uncertain in the year ahead.

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about 2 months ago
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WSJ News Exclusive | Senior KFC Executives Opt for Retirement as Interest Rates Hit Pension Payouts

The company’s U.S. chief operating officer, chief financial officer and national field operations director have decid...

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about 2 months ago
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Burger King’s New U.S. CEO Seeks to Restore Chain’s Luster

Parent company Restaurant Brands has installed new leadership and earmarked $400 million to boost advertising and rev...

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