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chipotle line taco assembly

Click through to see the list of consumers’ most-craved restaurant tacos, from Mexican joints to burger chains.

The decline of full-service chains is palpable. Three of the major casual-dining players—TGI Fridays, Applebee’s and Chili’s—were all down more than 2% in sales. What do these brands have to do to...

Over 80% of the limited-service segment’s sales comes from QSRs. While several menu categories performed well, coffee cafes saw sales grow 9.7%. By upgrading offerings, these coffee concepts (all...

proteins meats

Restaurants are increasingly adding a common pulled pork cut, a Spanish sausage, a trash fish and an upscale beef product to their menus.

white castle mac bites

Leading chains are taking innovative approaches to snacking; here are three menu trends gathered from new item rollouts.

summer drink sonic

Both indulgent and healthy drinks are flooding menus as seasonal specials ramp up.

firehouse sub square

Customers reveal which chain subs spark their strongest yearnings.

bread options

The use of “better bread” is not new, but fresh varieties are rising to the top, and consumers indicate they want more—and are willing to pay for it.