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The Bottom Line: The seafood chain’s bankruptcy declaration was not surprising after months of closures and Endless Shrimp recriminations. But that doesn’t make it any less notable.

The casual-dining seafood chain, with $300 million in debt, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in one of the biggest filings in restaurant industry history.

The industry and its allies are pushing legislation that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 but keep the credit. The move is intended to thwart an effort to both raise the wage and kill the credit through a ballot initiative.

The annual event recognized menu innovation at five restaurant chains, plus Chef Nancy Silverton’s induction into the MenuMasters Hall of Fame.