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In an issue packed with big ideas, it’s only fitting we pause and salute the real stinkers—the notions that were somehow greenlighted instead of prompting hushed comments about the originator seeming so normal otherwise.
The parent company of O’Charley’s and Village Inn has appointed family-dining veteran Craig Barber as president, with oversight of 474 restaurants and franchise rights to 96 more.
See which 10 chains are meeting consumers’ morning cravings the most.
These seven apps stand out from the current pack.
Effective communication usually defuses conflict. But not necessarily in the current-day restaurant business.
As the skies darken, restaurants are lighting up with specials.
The 24-hour diner rolled out its “hand-mixed to order” pancakes
A 24-hour diner chain serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all day
As more chains vie for off-premise sales, the need to differentiate is prompting late entrants to think about what should carry their food.
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.
Up-and-coming restaurant chains and what’s propelling their growth
Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh
New restaurants and soon-to-open concepts worth monitoring
RB’s exclusive ranking of the highest-grossing independent restaurants
Peter Romeo highlights the moments restaurateurs miss at their own peril
Ideas from the field you may want to borrow