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Two industry vets partner to grow Mandola’s Italian Kitchen

Paul Avery, former president and COO of Outback Steakhouse, and Damian Mandola, co-founder of Carrabba’s, have big plans for the fast-casual concept.

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Papa John’s same-store sales rose 24% last quarter

The pizza chain’s same-store sales rose 18% in September, the sixth straight month the key figure was in the double digits.

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Calls grow for tighter franchise regulations

As stories of problems at franchise brands mount, advocates and some regulators call for more enforcement at the federal level.

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Taste Tracker: National days celebrating coffee, tacos and vegetarian dishes are driving menu promotions, along with more meal deals.

Pre-pandemic, curbside pickup wasn’t even on the burger chain’s radar. Now, it’s one of many ways the brand is reimagining itself.

Rave Restaurant Group’s latest financial update paints a bleak picture for Pie Five and sister brand Pizza Inn.

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The industry veteran received the promotion after five years with the company.

From small chains to big concepts, a number of restaurant chains have filed for Chapter 11, or Chapter 7, since the start of the pandemic. Here’s a list.

The measures will take effect on Thursday, with certain qualifications.

Americans love to eat beef—according to Technomic’s 2019 Center of the Plate: Beef and Pork Consumer Trend Report, 69% of consumers eat beef at home or at a foodservice location at least once a week.

The chain’s new IHOPPY Hour features a value menu from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

Paul Avery, former president and COO of Outback Steakhouse, and Damian Mandola, co-founder of Carrabba’s, have big plans for the fast-casual concept.