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2017 Top 500: Full-service chains

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.


Robert Earl takes an interest in Bravo Brio

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.

Peter D'Amelio has also served as president of Cooper's Hawk and CEO of Matchbox.

Paul Malazita was named interim CFO to replace Dexter Newman.

The acquisition aims to boost growth of the polished-casual Mexican chain.

The family-dining chain is confident in the future of its takeout business.

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