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Aaron Jourden

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From voice recognition ordering terminals to branded video game characters that will take your order while you play, chains are putting today’s latest tech to use in novel ways.

New offerings range from the interesting and stealable, to the out there and way out there.

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

How to beat the winter blahs, mind control and “fake news” are part of operators’ latest marketing efforts overseas.

Restaurant brands are driving engagement, enhancing value and generating buzz with innovative uses of food and drink containers.

When opening outside of the U.S., navigating the supply chain can be among the biggest struggles. Here are some tips and unexpected challenges to anticipate.

Some of the most tech-forward restaurant ideas are taking shape on the international stage.

Overseas specialists in contemporary Indian comfort food, Brazilian brownies and Canadian pub fare have set the American market as an expansion target.

The long-stalled market entry is back on track following a split with Subway.

The split frees the company to hone in on growing same-store sales and global unit counts.