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Cheryl Henry will also serve as COO of the Ruth’s Chris parent.
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Kevin Reddy has stepped down as CEO of the Noodles & Company fast-casual chain.

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Here are 10 restaurant burger trends emblematic of the boundless and boundaryless inventiveness that keeps bringing back customers for another round.
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Baristas can now sport a wider range of clothing types, as well as fedoras and “statement” hair colors.
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Tales of the Cocktail 2016 revealed a number of surprising trends and ideas to build bar business.

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The bakery chain alleges its then-employee created copies of sensitive documents he plans to share with the pizza brand.

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Weird things happen all the time in the restaurant business. This week they seemed to come with cheese and sauce.
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Starbucks Rewards membership grew nearly 20% year over year.

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The burrito chain posted what executives characterized as "modest" improvements in comp sales and traffic.
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There are several upsides to tapping your current workforce to run your social media. But does the task require extra compensation?

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The company says the split was the result of a mutual decision.
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26% of reported lunch visits to full-service restaurants are special occasions, compared to 14% of lunch visits to limited-service restaurants.
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The franchisor posted a 9.7% same-store sales gain.