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Panera, Cinnabon, Applebee’s aim for new delivery occasions

With so many restaurants offering delivery, how does a brand stand out? Here are three newly announced attempts.

Operations

McDonald’s is testing breakfast catering

The burger giant is trying out delivery of large breakfast orders in the Orlando, Fla., market.

The casual chain is looking at kitchen-only formats after shrinking the size and tweaking the back of house of its conventional stores.

Managing Editor Sara Rush takes a look at the intersection of off-premise and tech.

There's a way to cover costs while not coming off as greedy, Advice Guy says.

The overall restaurant catering market reached more than $58 billion in 2017, from a strong $37 billion in 2011.

The latest flurry of earnings reports show clear sales and traffic improvement for a number of the sector's big brands.

The family-dining chain is confident in the future of its takeout business.

The week's big announcements, from completion of the Arby's-BWW merger to the newest wrinkles in Chipotle's turnaround plan, sometimes overshadowed small revelations with big implications. Here are a few of those tidbits you likely missed.

Operators are appealing to consumers' time constraints with sweet endings for off-premise celebrations.