All the current restaurant news

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The Department of Labor has rolled back an effort to make franchisors responsible for franchisees' labor practices and policies.
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Pay attention to these international brands trying to make their mark on American consumers.

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These brands toe the socially acceptable line while keeping it snarky online.

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The chain’s president and chief brand officer will take up the post.
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After speculation that it would do so, the parent company of Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
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Many cuisines offer their take on the dumpling, each boasting its own ethnic spin.

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Seattle joins the growing ranks of cities to levy taxes on sugary drinks.
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Leading chains are taking innovative approaches to snacking; here are three menu trends gathered from new item rollouts.

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About a tenth of company stores will be shuttered as part of a turnaround that also calls for adding delivery.
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The arrival of spring produce is inspiring operators to toss together new entree salads.

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Top chains are bringing back fan favorites from years—even decades—ago.

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As shareholders decide who will set the chain's directions, its longtime leader is bowing out.
With new restaurant concepts opening (and failing) every day, it can be hard to figure out which brands merit attention. Here are four standouts, the 2017 Emerging Chains of the Year, an elite group that will be honored at the Restaurant Trends & Directions conference next month in Chicago.