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Where to now, Independent Restaurant Coalition?

The Independent Restaurant Coalition is expanding its focus to become a peer-to-peer support system for non-chain restaurants.

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Dairy Queen franchisee fined $42K for teen-hour violations

The U.S. Department of Labor charged Indiana-based H&H Coldwater with 102 infractions of the limits for 14- and 15-year-olds.

Food

Taco Bell fans vote on the comeback of 2 favorite menu items

The Enchirito and Double Decker Taco will face off through in-app voting by Rewards members, with the winner returning to the menu at a later date.

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Smokey Bones doubles down on delivery with new virtual brands, online storefront

The chain’s three existing brands, plus two new ones, will live under one digital roof at Bite Hall, where customers can order from all five at once.

Financing

Sardar Biglari buys another oil company

The Bottom Line: Biglari Holdings, which owns Steak n Shake and other holdings, spent $80 million to acquire a majority of shares in Abraxas Petroleum Corp.

Financing

With potential IPO on hold, MOD Pizza focuses on accelerating growth

MOD Pizza's potential IPO is on hold but the chain is focused on accelerating growth.

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The chain’s three existing brands, plus two new ones, will live under one digital roof at Bite Hall, where customers can order from all five at once.

White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health kicks off strategy to eliminate hunger in America by 2030 and reduce diet-related disease.

The chain’s Souped Up Weekends promotion throughout October gives customers a buck off the menu additions.

Podcasts

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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The Bottom Line: Biglari Holdings, which owns Steak n Shake and other holdings, spent $80 million to acquire a majority of shares in Abraxas Petroleum Corp.

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The activist investor and the family-dining chain, which have been at odds for 11 years, reached a cooperation agreement on Wednesday.

The Bottom Line: It’s worth reminding that franchise ownership is no less risky than operating an independent business, and here’s why.

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Millennials, lured by build-your-own breakfast and fried pickles, are visiting more often. But the chain’s important 65-and-over demographic remains slow to return.