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8 chains missing the mark with takeout

A look at the casual-dining chains satisfying consumers with their dine-in services, but not doing quite as well with takeout.

Consumer Trends

America's favorite chains for 2017

Restaurant trends change year to year, but one thing remains consistent: Service and hospitality are crucial to consumers. This year’s list reveals some shake-ups.

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.

Customers rank the restaurant chains they say offer the healthiest menu items in a recent Technomic Consumer Brand Metrics survey.

A look at the top chains winning with solo diners—as well as those scoring high with most consumers but missing the mark when it comes to dine-alone guests.

A look at the top chains winning with solo diners—as well as those scoring high with most consumers but missing the mark when it comes to dine-alone guests.

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 longtime Yard House CEO resigned from Darden Restaurants to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in his native Southern California, the multi-chain company announced this morning.

Consumers are interested in more than convenience and quality food; they want to feel a personal connection with restaurants. See which brands are winning.

Technomic has announced the winners of its 2016 Chain Restaurant Consumers’ Choice Awards in four categories, based on consumer assessments of attributes.

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