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Higher wages continued to be a problem late last year, even at chains with rising sales, says RB's The Bottom Line.

The chain ends its sponsorship after weak ratings are blamed for poor sales.

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

A proposal to allow tip sharing between front- and back-of-house employees has touched off a firestorm. Here is what the two sides are saying about the plan, which is awaiting action from the Department of Labor.

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.

Deferred taxes have a lower value for Brinker International under revised federal rates, cutting into the casual-dining company's profits.

But operators in an Instinet survey say the menu and other changes won't help their profits.

The package likely to be passed into law by week's end will extend a number of benefits to the restaurant industry, including a strong incentive to invest in expansion.

The health-oriented hybrid says a change in its business model makes expansion there too costly.

A look at the reports for public companies reveals some definite directional arrows for the industry as a whole.