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Recent high-profile developments prove the restaurant business can really bite you in the butt.
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The ballpark favorite will get the flame-broiled treatment.

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If there’s no celebrity chef tie-in, newcomers are betting on accountability as points of difference.
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49% of consumers strongly agree that foods they’d typically eat as snacks are different from foods they’d eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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Net income, however, continued to fall.

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Items such as bottled water count as groceries, not ready-to-eat food.

In This Issue

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A new initiative aims to demonstrate restaurants’ key social and economic roles.
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A look at spots of interest opening this winter.

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Nontraditional foodservice outlets want more leeway.
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The chain promises customers a free pizza if they aren’t fans of their first one.
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Employees learned of new food safety policies, including mandatory stay-at-home requirements.
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A network show will blast the chain tonight.
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Here are some notions we bring to your attention for, um, inspiration.