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4 new takes on traditional appetizers

Chains are revamping mozzarella sticks, chips, breaded veggies and dips.

Sonic to try reduced-beef burgers

The drive-in chain is believed to be the first national quick-service chain to test a beef-mushroom blend as a variation on its signature product.

Over 80% of the limited-service segment’s sales comes from QSRs. Fast casual remains the strongest grower, with sales up 8% and units up 8.7%.

From voice recognition ordering terminals to branded video game characters that will take your order while you play, chains are putting today’s latest tech to use in novel ways.

The concepts winning with their marketing efforts aren’t necessarily grabbing the full audience. Here’s a look at the chains resonating with different genders as well as those scoring with both.

With goading from investors, franchisees are becoming a force in brand parents' corporate dealings.

Legal Sea Foods launches a fast-casual build-your-own bowl concept called Legal Fish Bowl.

How to beat the winter blahs, mind control and “fake news” are part of operators’ latest marketing efforts overseas.

Moviegoers get a look at Ray Kroc's legendary enterprise behind the rise of McDonald's.

From Eatsa to McDonald's, here's a look at 13 quick-service and fast-casual brands with the potential to be next year's breakout restaurant concept.