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Consumer Trends

How to update the kids’ menu with current foodservice trends

How can restaurants appeal to the growing number of diners interested in family dining? Here’s a few ideas for inspiration.

Operations

Cheesecake Factory sets timetable for new growth concepts

Social Monk, an Asian fast casual, is scheduled to open next week, with North Italia set to be acquired in Q3 and Flower Child in 2021.

Three years after filing for bankruptcy protection, the casual-dining chain is finding smaller units can work wonders.

The Dallas-based chain announced a partnership with Super League Gaming to bring events to its locations.

Chili’s lower margins freaked out Wall Street, RB’s The Bottom Line says, but that might be more common in the future.

Overly aggressive unit growth proved to be the company's undoing, says RB's The Bottom Line.

TriArtisan Capital Partners and Paulson & Co. will buy the Asian casual-dining chain from Centerbridge, according to Bloomberg.

Steve Schussler, who had been co-CEO, resigned to focus on his existing restaurants.

Richard Akam will remain as COO of the owner of Dick’s Wings and Tilted Kilt.

The 48-unit polished-casual chain has been on a steady growth path.