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The 10 most tempting LTOs in February

Consumers reveal the five limited-time offers they are most likely to purchase and the five they find most craveable.

It serves up generous portions of Italian fare family-style

Hearty portions of Italian cuisine appealing to large parties dining out for special occasions

Italian heavyweight Olive Garden increased sales by 3%, helping to drive the menu category's 1.9% sales growth, to $8.5 billion.

These eight operators are betting on convenience, tempting busy home cooks with prepared turkeys, sides and desserts to go.

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.

Forget HMOs and flexible hours. When Glen Agritelley, owner of Mercy Wine Bar in Dallas, talks employee benefits he means cross country flights and free nights at vineyards. “It makes more of a difference than paying staff more,” says Agritelley, a former Microsoft executive who opened his wine bar three years ago.

CHICAGO - Three officers were elected to the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) board of trustees for the 2004-05 term at its...