Qdoba Mexican Grill is a very well structured company. In this paper we had taken a look at Qdoba’s history and saw how they came to be the company they are today. We also took a look their stock and saw how they are doing in the stock market and are the main provider for Jack In The Box. I talked about what its like to own a franchise, and showed you how much it cost to be an owner of Qdoba Mexican Grill. I explained why I always choose Qdoba over Chipotle, and that there isn’t too much of a difference between the two.
The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. is uncontested in its commitment in providing value to consumers in an upscale casual dining atmosphere, which has led to its impressive customer loyalty and brand. Key marketing challenges and opportunities for the Cheesecake Factory include international expansion, bakery operations, perception, customer loyalty programs and advertising. The restaurant chain has thrived in the North American market, but has yet to take full advantage of the global one. This opens an opportunity for the Cheesecake Factory to capitalize on their weakness and expand their international chain with a developed competitive strategy. In addition, the Cheesecake Factory is known for its cakes and pastries so by increasing its baking operations and separating it from the established restaurants it provides an
Pizzeria Locale was discovered by Steve Ells when it had just one location, and Chipotle decided to become an investor in the concept. Today, Chipotle is a majority owner of seven of them in different locations across four states. Diversification in branded fast food chains may help in generating additional revenue streams, which should benefit Chipotle in the long run. It is also a common way of risk if focusing in one area only, however Steve Ells was more about the service and the way that was provided more than the product itself (burritos, tacos etc.) so
Dick, Mac and Ray all displayed entrepreneurship qualities to some extent. Dick and Mac combined the three factors of production and saw an opportunity in the market (i.e. customers waiting for a long time to get their food) and took the risk of having a small, narrow range of menu items, no cutlery - which surprised Ray (Still 7) and serving food in paper packets. They planned on the tennis court (Still 1 & 6) and the brothers used their capital to start their speedy service system. They were able to deconstruct the concept of a traditional diner and reinvent their new system.
Their prices on petroleum allow them to be a substantial substitute in the industry because of the low switching costs. Consumers are also able to go to other quick service restaurants that either stand alone or operate in another convenient store. Bargaining Power of Suppliers The bargaining power of suppliers is high because the industry is heavily controlled and the products that are needed are imperative to the company’s operations. The Pantry’s use of forward integration contributes to this bargaining power. They receive much of their in-store goods from Budweiser, Frito Lay, and Coca-Cola, who in turn provides delivery services directly to stores.
Core competencies such as quality customer service, superior product quality and a focus on local suppliers are also revealed. Strengths identified led to Whole Food being able to withstand the market giants such as Walmart and Kroger. Whole Foods dedication to be a luxury shopping experience with superior quality food and customer service resulted in the growth of their brand value and expansion into new market areas. Weaknesses of Whole Foods revolve around the high prices that they have become known for. Whole Foods image was hurt by the “Whole Paycheck” reputation and the high prices are limiting Whole Foods from growing their customer base.
The adoption of CSR strategy is also another drive factor for companies as it is perceived a way to gain competitive advantage. Those two aspects are strongly connected and the role of the supply chain in CSR strategies is vital (Blowfield & Murray, 2010). Companies which have not only adopted CSR actions but have highlightened them as a core factor of their long-term strategic planning may find complexities to uphold their social and enviromental standards to the whole value chain.The key issues that must be solved in the supply chains to support the firm’s CSR strategy are: • The partnership companies have with their suppliers: Companies, likeTesco, must collaborate more closely with their tier suppliers without underestimating the controlling them to esnure that sustainable ethics and actions are applied. • Particularly, for the transportation/distribution sector, the reduction of fuel emissions can be achieved by achieving a successful perfomance of lean supply chains, with organized distribution plans which will minimize the
However, there are many opportunities for Jamba Juice to grow such as being a healthy alternative to fast food and expanding internationally. Lastly, the threats can be recognized as are that they are high competition, other companies offered similar product at a lower price, high supplier cost, and climate and transportation conflicts. The 5 forces that are related in this case include the threat of new entrants, substitute of product, and rivalry. Many other established fast food restaurants can offer smoothies at a lower and reduce price and also the substitute for their products can be high because the consumers have several options and the ability to make them at home. Rivalry among competitors is also
McDonald’s got a unique recipe which cannot be easily copied by its competitors. Only some people may knows about the secret recipe. The people who wanted this secret recipe information need to sign a confidentiality contracts. Besides that, economies of large scale and cost leadership are also core competencies of McDonald’s. McDonald as a company who enjoys economies of large scale, they can reduce their cost with the successful in large operations by making the product cheaper while maintaining its quality.