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8 ways to give customers more bang for their buck

Here’s how restaurants can promote value without focusing on price alone.


Delay on J. Alexander's merger vote irks an activist

Marathon Partners accuses J. Alexander's of "manipulation" in its effort to merge with Ninety Nine Restaurants, says RB's The Bottom Line.

The operator's leadership changes comprise its latest move to reinvigorate sales.

Inspire Brands, which owns Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings, is a new kind of brand operator.

Customers who wear their pajamas in-restaurant and order from a select group of entrees will get a dessert free of charge.

The take-private deal comes less than three years after Fogo went public.

The chain was acquired by a private-equity firm run by restaurant franchisees.

Franchisees' same-store sales increased 1.1% as the company refranchised more units and added delivery.

Diversified Restaurant Holdings is pursuing a sale or other extraordinary option.

The chain is offering a $10 discount to encourage use of the updated components.

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