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A sudden downturn has restaurateurs scrambling to generate revenues and bolster profits in unusual ways. Here's the proof.
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Leanne Fremar will serve as the coffee giant’s executive creative director.

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All four of Bloomin’ Brands’ casual chains suffered traffic declines of at least 2.8%.
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Tasty Made will make its debut in Ohio.
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With summer’s rising temperatures, some restaurants are using unconventional means to beat the heat in the back of house.

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A franchisee shuttered 10 units without warning to staff, after shuttering an eleventh beforehand.

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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.

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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 may not get to 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.
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Cheryl Henry will also serve as COO of the Ruth’s Chris parent.