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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 steak category grew sales by 2.9%, to $11.2 billion, and units by 0.7%, to 2,767.

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

Sweet fixin's of the South are on the rise on chain restaurant menus.

Chains ranking highest in their competitive set deliver more than just good food. They’re winning in all aspects of the dining experience, from service to convenience.

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 investor pushing for a breakup of Red Lobster and Olive Garden’s parent has released a comprehensive rationale for doing it. Here’s a look at the reasoning and the plan.

The biggest story from Wednesday’s Global Best Practices Conference is the one that’s not often told, but could soon be. In the meantime, here’s a preview of the industry’s most powerful defense against detractors.