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Restaurant Business

Operations

How fast casual Antique Taco found success with catering

Founders Ashley and Rick Ortiz share how their Chicago concept is getting a piece of $65 billion catering market.

Financing

IHOP inks 94-store franchise deal

The restaurants will be operated by TravelCenters of America, the parent of Quaker Steak & Lube and nine other proprietary concepts.

The pizza concept is testing “Lyft for Late Nights” rides on Friday and Saturday nights at select units.

Restaurant operations of all types and sizes are suddenly embracing the facilities, which are diversifying and customizing to address past shortcomings.

A roundup of items that are in the works or launching in chains.

Standouts in four aspects of the business will be presented with 2019 Distinction Awards.

The purchase will create a family restaurant empire extending to 700 locations and $800 million in annual sales.

The multiconcept operator has begun the process of evaluating “strategic alternatives.”

The leadership change has cost Noodles & Co. its executive chairman.

Erik Hess, who spent 25 years with the burger giant, replaces Bruce Schroder at the Focus Brands-owned fast casual.

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