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The 10 most craveable chain tacos

Click through to see the list of consumers’ most-craved restaurant tacos, from Mexican joints to burger chains.

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6 wacky menu items making waves this summer

Operators are featuring a slew of offerings designed to make diners do a double take. ‘Tis the season of deep-fried Twinkies and Naked Chicken Chips.

Consumers' expectations are higher than ever and constantly evolving, forcing operators to take a second look at traditional menu items.

Restaurants are increasingly adding a common pulled pork cut, a Spanish sausage, a trash fish and an upscale beef product to their menus.

Leading chains are taking innovative approaches to snacking; here are three menu trends gathered from new item rollouts.

Customers reveal which chain subs spark their strongest yearnings.

This is the first time the chain has tried a seasonal entree LTO.

Some operators are menuing mix-and-match vegetable sides as entrees to appeal to consumers’ increasing desire for veggie variety and choice.

Applebee's is ready with financial rescues for franchisees, Buffalo Wild Wings is testing off-premise-only stores, Bravo Brio has a new concept it's weighing, Dunkin' is shrinking the menu as a cure-all, and Potbelly was given a bitter pill to swallow by the city of Chicago.

In a recent Technomic survey, customers reveal which restaurant chains offer the most craveable pizzas that they can’t get anywhere else.