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Top 500 Chains

2017 Top 500: The likely comeback brands

While it may not be all good news yet, these chains have plans in place that are starting to pay off.

6 anvils dangling over restaurateurs’ heads

The annual Restaurant Trends & Directions conference yielded some good news, but also some threats to watch.

After two months of flattening sales, March restaurant sales saw positive growth.

Franchisor DineEquity has more than doubled the projection, while also warning of a step-up in closures of IHOP units as well.

Sister chain Taco Cabana’s transactions fell 11.3% as the company moves away from discounts.

Takeout’s sibling, delivery, is seeing notable activity as well, and it’s mainly coming from third-party providers and the investors who seem to love them.

Growth-minded restaurateurs know the importance of keeping an eye on the competitors entering and expanding in their markets.

The company’s stock rose 5% Monday even though traffic fell in the first quarter.

Bad financial results have restaurant chain executives citing all kinds of factors for their top- and bottom-line difficulties, from an unexciting football season to high legal fees. Do they have a case? It depends.

Guest counts rose because of a high-low pricing strategy, the quick-service giant said.

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