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Operators are looking to cash in on the chatter surrounding this year’s presidential race.

The LTO of the moment seems to be any prep that incorporates the smoked barbecue staple.

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.

McDonald's isn't the only chain relocating its home base. Several restaurant concepts announced in recent months that their HQs will soon have a new locale.

The reshuffle comes as some investors are wondering if the two chains will split into separate companies.

Here’s how some concepts are spicing up sales on the industry’s second-busiest day of the year.

One-third of guests who ordered a breakfast item outside of the traditional morning daypart had not visited a McDonald’s at all prior to October.

Net income also grew in Q4.

The fast casual dropped “Grill” from its name as part of an effort to take the brand in a “bold, new direction.”

Top franchise companies are driving growth, finds researcher Technomic's Top 400 Franchise Report. The 200 largest franchisees grew sales 8.2 percent in 2014, 2.5 times the rate of the Top 500 chains. Unit growth among these companies, too, was three times higher than their franchisors.