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Operations

Afternoons emerge as the new restaurant battleground

Several big players are talking about the stretch between lunch and dinner as an opportunity akin to what breakfast afforded a few years ago.

Food

10 new takes on sandwich classics

Classic sandwiches can be a restaurant operator’s best friend. And that means sandwich icons are ready to be turned into one-of-a-kind menu signatures.

The coffee giant is about to test freshly made sandwiches that will also enable the chain to feed the hungry.

Executives attributed the gains to innovations on several fronts.