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Operations

This week’s 5 head-spinning moments: Double turns

No sooner had one arresting development arisen than another quickly followed in its wake, making neck braces an acceptable fashion accessory.

Marketing

Restaurants’ top menu deals and discounts this winter

Chains are doubling up on new dollar menus and value meals to spark sales during this slower time of year.

Get ready for the spread of fake news about serving dog and some creative lying by opportunists.

For a day, we wanted to forget the industry's problems and focus on why restaurants deserve a holiday of their own. Here are three random reasons.

Executives attributed the gains to innovations on several fronts.

Can't the places struggling to stay afloat get some relief from regulators and the over-achievers?

Offering 10 times as many unlimited-visit passes as last time did not delay a sellout.

The Italian chain is greatly increasing the number of passes it will offer.

Will the looming pumpkin shortage pose a problem for the many chains that bank on autumn LTOs?

Operators are finding ways to use Pokemon Go as a promotional tool, such as offering discounts to players and paying to be part of the game.