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The restaurants that make the most money are not always the ones that consumers love the most. Here, we rank the leading full-service chains using a formula that includes financials, consumer satisfaction and value.

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Most of the chains that jumped onto this year's Top 500 list have one commonality: a marketing message and brand ethos pointed at today’s diners.

The Top 500 chains enjoyed year-over-year growth of 5%, besting the 4.8% gain of the industry overall. Unit growth for the top chains was nearly double that of the industry. What’s fueling that...

In the words of many an inspirational poster, standing still was not an option for this year’s Top 500 . Altogether, these chains boosted year-over-year sales by 5%, according to Technomic . But many...

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McDonald's isn't the only chain relocating its home base. Several restaurant concepts announced in recent months that their HQs will soon have a new locale.

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Restaurant Business partnered with research firm Technomic to compile a list of the top 25 fastest-growing fast-casual chain restaurants.

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Sales at the major fast-casual restaurants are growing at nearly three times the rate for the industry as a whole, but that intake is not being evenly distributed. What fast-casual brands are at the front of that increasingly crowded pack? Restaurant Business borrowed data from its research sister, Technomic, to rate the 40 largest fast-casual chains by systemwide sales. Here, in ascending order, are the sector’s largest chains by sales volumes.

It’s easy enough to crack open a bottle of ketchup or jar of mayo. But as operators push to differentiate themselves and cater to consumers’ growing demand for on-trend food, proprietary menu items—...

Customization may be a sales driver, but it also can complicate operations. “Seventy-five percent of our business is build-your-own orders, and it takes three visits to get your perfect pizza,” says...

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Financial and popular success don't always align in the restaurant business, but they do on this one-of-a-kind list from Restaurant Business. The publication worked with its research sister, Technomic, to rank limited-service chains by a combination of sales and customer satisfaction. It's offered here in a partnership with the popular general-business website, BusinessInsider.com.

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