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Denny’s works to get more restaurants open 24 hours

Just more than half of the family-dining chain’s restaurants are open all night and executives are taking steps to get Denny’s back to being a 24-hour diner.

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Amid troubled economy, Applebee’s says it’s better than ever

The chain has doubled down on value and is getting good results: Three-year same-store sales set a new record in the third quarter.

The pizza chain’s sales improved last quarter as a lot more of its restaurants worked with delivery aggregators.

The casual-dining chain said consumers are accepting of price hikes even as sales slowed. It will need to take even more to fight off inflation.

It’s a conversation that came up during the Great Recession, said Chipotle CFO Jack Hartung.

Delivery sales increased during the company’s third quarter even as more people returned to its dining rooms. “The customer has a habit,” CEO Dave Deno said.

The brand now believes it can have 900 restaurants in the U.S. That footprint combined with robust sales put it on pace to pass its competitors.

Camp McDonald’s helped propel digital sales at the burger giant, though the strong dollar caused some headaches. The company also warned of a potential recession in the U.S. and Europe.

The chain will acquire the restaurants early next year as its corporate locations continue to outperform franchisees.

Domestic same-store sales were up 6.9%, mostly on increased transactions, and the fast-casual chain sees room for growth with new sandwiches and expansion of delivery.

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