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This week's 6 head-spinning moments: Whoa

A true challenger to the Cronut appears, along with signs of a deeper dive into groceries by The Cheesecake Factory, less yelling at Red Robin, a return to crazy restaurant theming and crow being added to the menu of Jack in the Box.

Leadership

Applebee’s names new chief operations officer

The chain has promoted its vice president of operations.

The 27-unit chain is one of the first operations to try a new federally sanctioned program for developing restaurant management.

The parent of Chili's and Maggiano's says the longtime marketing executive and hands-on operator will focus on the guest experience.

The chain has its third CEO in about 13 months.

Longtime company executive promoted to the c-suite.

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

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.

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