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Confession is supposedly good for the soul. These chains are betting it won't hurt business, either.

Franchisor DineEquity has more than doubled the projection, while also warning of a step-up in closures of IHOP units as well.

Chains are revamping mozzarella sticks, chips, breaded veggies and dips.

Overall, the varied menu category is flat, up .3% in sales to $23.9 billion and .5% in units to 7,792.

Those of us who have been watching the industry for a long time are still excited about fast casual and its future.

An ebbing tide lowers all boats, as most restaurant operations can attest at the moment. Then there are the situations more akin to a shipwreck. Here are some high-profile chains that are still struggling mightily to right themselves.

Applebee's is ready with financial rescues for franchisees, Buffalo Wild Wings is testing off-premise-only stores, Bravo Brio has a new concept it's weighing, Dunkin' is shrinking the menu as a cure-all, and Potbelly was given a bitter pill to swallow by the city of Chicago.

Consumers reveal which chain limited-time offers they were most likely to order based on the name and description.