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Buffalo Wild Wings investor turns to franchisees for management challenge

An investor has set up a website to make its case that the brand's direction should change. The site also invites franchisees to share improvements they'd like to see in the chain's business practices.

Financing

Dave & Buster’s stock plunges after same-store sales fall

The company said its same-store sales are down 5.1% this quarter.

Inspire Brands continues to lay its infrastructure with the recruitment of former Qdoba President Tim Casey.

Full-service chicken-wing chains are hatching quick-serve spinoffs.

The former Ruby Tuesday executive will take over for the retired G.J. Hart.

Situations at Applebee's, Dunkin' and Darden will be true tests of some promising leaders' mettle.

Some big chains are reversing themselves on customization, delivery, portioning and new-age staffing moves.

The casual-dining chain operator also named Dan Kiernan president of Olive Garden.

The parent of Chili's and Maggiano's has made the biggest commitment to date to participate in a new industrywide development program.

The decline of full-service chains is palpable. Three of the major casual-dining players—TGI Fridays, Applebee’s and Chili’s—were all down more than 2% in sales.

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