LongHorn Steakhouse

The steak category grew sales by 2.9%, to $11.2 billion, and units by 0.7%, to 2,767. The growth outpaced full service overall, but has slowed from prior years. (The category increased sales 6% in...

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...

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.

It’s not that George McKerrow hates computers. He just hates what computers do to restaurant workers. A 30-year industry veteran, McKerrow, founder of Longhorn Steakhouse and, more recently, co-...