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Technomic’s Top 500 ranking shows how bad 2020 was for casual dining

Sales plunged by more than a quarter and more than 5% of casual dining chains' units were shuttered as the pandemic put restrictions on dine-in service. Olive Garden is now the sector's biggest chain.

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McDonald’s to start requiring anti-harassment training at all its restaurants

The company will require its 39,000 locations to follow a new set of brand standards for a “respectful and inclusive workplace.”

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How the Top 500 restaurant chains fared during a tough 2020

This week’s episode of the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” features Technomic’s Joe Pawlak, talking about this year’s ranking of the 500 largest restaurant chains in the U.S.

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Fazoli's installed fryers and has made pandemic-popular wings available at all franchised and company-owned locations.

But the 13-unit Chicago-based concept's lender is crying foul, calling the filing a "stunt" and arguing the filings were made in bad faith.

This week’s episode of the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” features Technomic’s Joe Pawlak, talking about this year’s ranking of the 500 largest restaurant chains in the U.S.

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The chain’s Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich and Sticky, Spicy Grilled Chicken Sandwich feature dark meat instead of the more popular breast.

As the filing by Golden Corral’s second-largest franchisee demonstrates, filings by big operators and chains could still come even as sales improve, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company will require its 39,000 locations to follow a new set of brand standards for a “respectful and inclusive workplace.”

The Mexican fast-food chain is opening a location that combines its “Go Mobile” concept with its urban Cantina design as it continues its push for more New York restaurants.

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto calls for tougher oversight of franchises, citing problems at numerous companies including Burgerim, Subway and Quiznos.

The former Hard Rock Cafe president will oversee his Chicago-based employer's national expansion.