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Indies are frustrated, angry and ready to fight after RRF failure

Independent restaurant operators say they are not giving up their political fervor following Thursday’s death of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, even though they may have to give up their restaurants.

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Centre Partners buys Captain D’s again

The private-equity firm, which sold the seafood chain in 2017, has acquired the brand again. Management has also invested in the company.

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Arby’s introduces a burger to its menu for the first time

The chain is taking on McDonald's and Wendy's more directly with the Wagyu Steakhouse Burger, which features the quick-service sector's largest patty to date.

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How independent operators can keep pace with rapidly changing technology

The Bottom Line: The National Restaurant Association Show displayed some of the latest gadgets to improve efficiency and reach more customers. But can those that need it most afford it?

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Howard Schultz puts some money into Starbucks

The Bottom Line: The interim CEO, who did away with company buybacks, has been buying up shares of the company’s stock and now owns 21.8 million shares directly or indirectly.

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Restaurants’ finances turned south in a hurry

The Bottom Line: Margins were fine last fall as sales recovered. But high food costs on top of high labor costs have done them in. And some concepts are already feeling the pain.

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The buffet chain's CEO was named on Saturday as this year's winner of the Gold Plate.

The Show floor is a veritable buffet of non-dairy ice creams, burger-less burgers and even runny eggs that have never met a chicken.

Staying fueled can be a challenge at the show, even with all the food that's offered. Here's our advice on where to look.

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A Deeper Dive

"A Deeper Dive” is a weekly podcast from Restaurant Business dedicated to going in-depth on the most pressing challenges and opportunities restaurant operators face today, hosted by Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze.

Working Lunch

"Working Lunch" is a weekly podcast from Align Public Strategies devoted to explaining the so what and now what about key issues impacting the restaurant and retail industries.

Menu Feed

“Menu Feed” is a biweekly podcast hosted by Senior Editor Patricia Cobe that delves into menu development and food and drink trends through lively conversations with chefs and operators.

Restaurant Rewind

“Restaurant Rewind" is a weekly podcast hosted by Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo as he looks at the people, concepts and trends that helped create the restaurant industry as we know it today.

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Tech Check: Many attendees at this year’s National Restaurant Show are shopping for ways to protect their profits.

Jose Cil, CEO of the parent company of Burger King, Popeye, Tim Hortons and Firehouse Subs, said during a talk at the National Restaurant Association Show that raising prices is more than a simple math problem.

During a keynote speech at the National Restaurant Association Show, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian said the growth of technology will cause consumers to crave an experience when they dine out.

If you’re looking for the next menu must-have, RB editors did the legwork, tasting our way through the Show. These are our picks.

Parent BBQ Holdings hopes the pairing will generate more revenue from the same box. The location also features an updated look and menu for Village Inn.

Restaurant operators need to address increased consumer demands in a challenging environment.