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Participating units also received new equipment aimed to improve the quality of the chain’s McCafe lineup.
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Chipotle's discontinuation of ShopHouse is the latest instance of a secondary concept looking good on paper but not living up to expectations. Here are a few other spectacular examples.

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Operators are betting that NCAA basketball fans will eat up these special deals.

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The longtime industry veteran intends to retire by year's end.
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Unusual became the usual this week for the restaurant business. Here are a few pieces of the evidence.

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Frequent past failures haven't discouraged full-service chains from trying fast-casual concepts. Here's a look at the latest experiments.

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The head of marketing during the chain's heyday is back, this time at the helm.
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A federal judge dismissed the claim that the chain had misled shareholders, saying there was insufficient evidence.
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Secret tips from kitschy-cool spy-themed concept SafeHouse.

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Restaurant Business breaks down the plans for kiosk implementation at top chains and checks in with other concepts that already use kiosks, including Panera, to see how the technology is working for them.

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From bold marketing stunts to under-the-radar menu moves, restaurant chains are approaching sustainable business practices in new ways.

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Here are the five restaurant chains that consumers visit the most for special occasions.

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Here are some tips for getting more business out of National Pi Day.