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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.
The founder of Planet Hollywood is now an activist investor in the casual-dining operator, The Bottom Line says.
The Italian chain is apparently looking for a buyer.
The three-brand company said it intends to use the new mini IPO format.
The movie theater-restaurant chain raised less than it originally planned.
Early Q1 earnings reports show some big-name players reaping the benefits of programs that began long ago.
These emerging chains are the growth vehicles to watch—the ones poised to be major industry players in the coming years.
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