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Consumer Trends

Where restaurant trendsetters prefer to eat

Hardcore dining-out fans reveal what types of restaurants are catching their fancy. The foodies' preferences might surprise you.

Financing

Games carry Dave & Buster's once again

The food and games chain’s stock surged, thanks to amusements, despite declining same-store sales.

The sector closed more units than it opened last year, according to Technomic, after a decade of weak sales.

The founders of California Pizza Kitchen switched gears with their new opening, an upscale casual-dining seafood restaurant. Here's a look at the concept, and how they plan to use their real estate connections to expand nationwide.

The former Ignite and Au Bon Pain CEO is “bullish” on the opportunity.

The casual-dining chain says the shutters were part of a "routine review."

For $780 million in cash, the parent of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse will add a growth chain with familiar management.

The company is slowing growth of Del Frisco's Grille amid sales challenges.

Eatertainment chains like Chuck E. Cheese's were all the rage, until suddenly they weren’t, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Third-party delivery may be getting all the buzz, but a growing number of operations are showing renewed interest in a more familiar means of capturing off-premise sales.

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