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20 top full-service chains in satisfaction and sales

When it comes to restaurant brands, the sales leaders are not always consumers’ favorites for a variety of reasons. Chains best at parlaying customer satisfaction into sales are hard to beat.

Financing

Shareholders vote against J. Alexander's merger

The company says it will focus on organic growth after shareholders block a proposed merger with Ninety Nine Restaurants.

Even the great Carnac couldn't have foreseen the role marijuana is about to play in restaurant sales, and that's just one of the who'd-have-believed-it developments.

Shifting consumer demands have hammered the likes of Applebee's and Chili's, and their recovery is uncertain, says RB's The Bottom Line.

The casual chain is offering diners two of its Custom Built Combos for $20.

Barington Capital is pushing Bloomin' Brands to spin off Carrabba's, Fleming's and Bonefish Grill.

The 7-percent cut follows another drop in comps for the seafood chain.

Maggiano's also saw a slide in guest counts.

His Back Bay Restaurant Group was an early example of the MCOs that are now found throughout the nation.

A go/no-go review of each branch is part of a comprehensive new plan to revive the operator of two polished-casual chains.

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