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Joe’s Crab Shack said to be heading for bankruptcy

The filing could come as early as next week, according to one report.

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Global restaurant scene leaves U.S. market in the dust

China is poised to eclipse the U.S. as a hotbed of activity.

Cheesecake Factory says it has a second fast-casual venture in the works, Dunkin' convenes a workforce Woodstock, Noodles clears the table and McDonald's touts its merits as a first job.

Competitors say they've not felt the football fallout Papa John's cites as the main reason for a sales slowdown.

The restaurant industry's annual gathering yielded some unconventional approaches to common problems, from sky-high delivery fees to lowering labor costs.

The deficit marks an improvement from the year-ago quarter, when the fast-casual operation lost $9.8 million.

With competition pushing up rents, a group of Washington, D.C., restaurateurs gathered to compare best practices. Here's a download.

The package likely to be passed into law by week's end will extend a number of benefits to the restaurant industry, including a strong incentive to invest in expansion.

Operators can learn from those chains that jumped in the ranks, as well as from those that plummeted.

The week's big announcements, from completion of the Arby's-BWW merger to the newest wrinkles in Chipotle's turnaround plan, sometimes overshadowed small revelations with big implications. Here are a few of those tidbits you likely missed.

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