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Toppers revamps for carryout

The new Toppers prototype—the model for 11 of the 15 units built this year—features a “show kitchen” as well as counter seating that allows guests to watch pizzas being made.

Consumer Trends

5 tools for teaching consumers how to navigate fast casuals

How to make sure diners know where to go and what to do in your limited-service operation.

A local landmark, the Big Chicken KFC becomes a sales leader for the chain.

How operators are revisiting this iconic style to shake up full service.

Rooftops and patios can be a big draw—if the upfront costs add up.

A new CIA restaurant addresses wage gaps.

Restaurateurs in Spain have hit on some unusual ways to address problems they have in common with peers in the United States. Here are a few of the innovations.

See what passes as entertainment at restaurants these days.

More channels means more competition and a rethinking of the industry.

Five reconcepting must-dos from operators who've revamped

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