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John Maguire will serve as president and CEO of both brands.
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This month’s menu trends provide comforting flavors in a thrilling format.

millennials takeout
A number of factors drive which chains millennials frequent for takeout, according to Technomic. While a brand may have corporate systems for consistency in place, nailing those to-go elements at the store level is often a different story.
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Following quarters of notable comps growth, the burger giant’s Q2 figures fell short.
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Operators can sometimes be tempted to use equipment-based solutions to solve back-of-house issues. But Advice Guy points out that a lack of guidance and standardized procedures can often be the root of the problem. 


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Our newest list of concepts we're keeping an eye on includes noteworthy eateries being spawned by brands as diverse as Lexus and Hello Kitty.

In This Issue

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ruths chris steakhouse
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 current trends—illustrated in 50 burgers—that spotlight the boundless inventiveness that keeps customers coming back to burgers again and again.
starbucks barista cup
Baristas can now sport a wider range of clothing types, as well as fedoras and “statement” hair colors.
tales cocktail tasting
Tales of the Cocktail 2016 revealed a number of surprising trends and ideas to build bar business.
panera bread
The bakery chain alleges its then-employee created copies of sensitive documents he plans to share with the pizza brand.