Waffle House

While some of the legacy brands (such as IHOP and Bob Evans) saw declines, Technomic Chief Insights Officer Darren Tristano expects breakfast-and-lunch concepts to keep growing. Up-and-comer First...

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Joe Rogers, Sr., was working at a Toddle House when he decided he had a better idea.

The family-dining or midscale segment has been struggling for years as consumer preferences have steered them away from generalists and toward niche players. This year among the Top 500 chains , the...

Breakfast-and-lunch-only concepts continue to be the growth stars among the Top 500 family-style chains. But the category leaders are also making some strong gains, especially IHOP, whose systemwide...

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...

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The chain’s parent company owes more than $3 million to a former employee.

Millennials, the much lauded-after generation that marketers still are trying to figure out, have a different set of needs and wants than the overall consumer base. Quality must be balanced with...

Diners are more fickle than ever. With steep competition in today’s market, getting customers in the door—and keeping them coming back—means understanding what they value and delivering on those...

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McDonald’s rivals took to social media to offer opinions on the burger giant’s latest move.

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