Despite recent comp-sales and customer-traffic wins, operators’ economic confidence is waning.
The pizza-delivery company’s COO gains a new role.

The steakhouse company’s profit rose nearly 9 percent during Q2.
Restaurant executives shared some surprising figures and factoids during their financial reporting this week. Here are a few of the more arresting numbers.
Comp sales also rose at the company’s Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical brands.

The chicken-wing chain will up the cost to imbibe at its company-owned locations beginning in August.
Several big-name chains are stepping off the predictable path to map what’s next.
At a public hearing this week, members of the industry blasted the labeling requirements likely to roll out for chain restaurants as soon as December.

The arch-competitor of Del Taco and Taco Bell is back in business because a blogger-fan couldn't stand its absence.
Following its recent acquisition of food-courier startup OrderUp, the daily-deal company officially debuts Groupon To Go.
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Nick Shepherd, who has been at the helm of the casual-dining company since 2009, will leave his post in October.
Dominque Crenn, chef-owner of Michelin two-star restaurant Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, is opening a casual sibling in August called Petit Crenn.
The debut of one LTO and the return of another drove up comp sales at the chain 6.2 percent during Q2.