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Acquisitions have made KBP Foods one of the largest and fastest-growing franchises in the restaurant business. But the key to absorbing the expansion has been a notion that harkens back to the earliest days of KFC.

Operators are finding ways to balance rising pork costs with the growing demand for the protein.

The Top 500 chains unveiled more than 13,000 limited-time offers in 2017, but only some can be winners with consumers.

As the weather turns colder, chains are tapping into diners’ desire for piping-hot comfort foods, while still keeping an eye on health.

The seasonal menu includes shareable and individual dishes as well as a themed beverage.

See which 10 chains are meeting consumers’ morning cravings the most.

French foods and concepts are “tres chic” right now.

When it comes to restaurant brands, the sales leaders are not always consumers’ favorites for a variety of reasons. Chains best at parlaying customer satisfaction into sales are hard to beat.

The family-friendly breakfast-and-lunch chain markets itself as “the daytime cafe”

One of the largest breakfast-and-lunch chains, marketing itself as “the daytime cafe”