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The 10 most alluring LTOs in November

Consumers reveal which chain limited-time offers they are most likely to purchase based on name and description.

Restaurants influenced more than food trends this week. Just ask those waifs in outlandish outfits who strutted the runways this week in New York City.

It touts itself as the “Home of the original double-decker” burger

A diner-style chain labeling itself “home of the original double-decker” cheeseburger

While some of the legacy brands (such as IHOP and Bob Evans) saw declines, Technomic Chief Insights Officer Darren Tristano expects breakfast-and-lunch concepts to keep growing.

As much as Aziz Hashim loves franchising, the one-time electrical engineer has never warmed to the risk factor, starting with the lone KFC he opened in his 20s.

Ed Doherty insists his success as a restaurant franchisee is a tale of phenomenal luck, starting with the purchase of his first restaurants in 1985.

More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the industry overall. Restaurant Business focused on the leading 250 performers to identify trends for our first-ever special report delivering lessons from Technomic’s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. This special package includes lessons for all operators from the largest chains by segment, menu category and more.

Bill Marriott took the main stage at the Restaurant Leadership Conference the day before his 83rd birthday providing insights on what he thinks it takes to run a successful company. Here are three takeaways.