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State of the Fast Casual Segment

Black Box Intelligence | 10.18.2019
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Brands Growing Traffic Backed by Positive Guest Sentiment

Black Box Intelligence | 10.16.2019
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TDn2K has curated an unrivaled agenda for the 2020 conference. Check out 6 Global Best Practice Speakers you won't want to miss this year.

6 Sessions You’ll Love at the 2020 Global Best Practices Conference

Black Box Intelligence | 10.4.2019
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TDn2K released the industry’s most comprehensive 2020 Restaurant Industry Planning Guide, featuring in-depth analysis by TDn2K experts and contributors.
Joni joins Jonathan Maze on "A Deeper Dive" podcast to discuss the labor crisis and strategies for restaurants to get ahead of it.

Joni Thomas Doolin Joins Jonathan Maze on “A Deeper Dive” [PODCAST]

Black Box Intelligence | 09.26.2019
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Wally Doolin shares his response to the pressure operators are feeling to provide more disclosures to investors around a number of human capital metrics.

Human Capital’s Big Reveal – A Reaction

Wally Doolin, Chairman & Founder, Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K) | 09.17.2019
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A Letter to Restaurant Leaders [VIDEO]

Black Box Intelligence | 09.13.2019
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Meet Your TDn2K Client Success Team!

Black Box Intelligence | 08.22.2019
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Good Food and Beverage Not Enough to Overcome Sales and Traffic Downturn

Black Box Intelligence | 08.14.2019
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