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Kona Grill

Consumer Trends

Yelp users’ favorite casual chains

A new analysis also shows what differentiates a good user-generated review from a negative one.

Leadership

Kona Grill announces new chief operating officer

Jim Kuhn will join the team after serving as CEO of Chalak Mitra Group.

An Asian-fusion concept featuring an eclectic menu combining simple items with an upscale twist

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

Cheesecake Factory says it has a second fast-casual venture in the works, Dunkin' convenes a workforce Woodstock, Noodles clears the table and McDonald's touts its merits as a first job.

Cheesecake Factory says it has a second fast-casual venture in the works, Dunkin' convenes a workforce Woodstock, Noodles clears the table and McDonald's touts its merits as a first job.

As off-premise continues to grow, an omnichannel approach may be on the horizon.

The top and fastest-growing chains don’t always align with average total menu items in their sectors.

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.

The chain's late-afternoon menu features several items for $6 or less.

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