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Leadership

6 takeaways from the autobiography of Texas Roadhouse founder Kent Taylor

The book, published six months after his death, abounds in anecdotes that illustrate the chain leader's singular style. Here's a sampling.

Technology

The year in third-party delivery lawsuits

Four major cases are underway between delivery providers and U.S. cities. Here’s a look at where they stand.

The Bottom Line: The deal signals a shifting market in the restaurant business. But it also demonstrates why executives should reconsider overreacting to activist investors.

Taste Tracker: IHOP does breakfast to go; celebrate the Mexican way at Fuzzy’s, Torchy’s and Miguel’s Jr.; Chili’s mixes up seasonal sips and more menu news of the week.

Customer demand led the founders of the retail brand Amy’s Kitchen to create a restaurant. The concept is now pushing to grab a bigger piece of the market.

Despite the recent flurry of restaurant activity on Wall Street, AJ Kumaran, co-CEO of the fast-growing chicken finger chain, said his fast casual plans to remain steadfastly private to keep its company culture intact.

The Bottom Line: The salad chain’s stock price has fallen 40% since its peak amid market volatility and questions about its market cap.

The founder of the barbecue chain that bears his name had little going for him as a youngster. And that, he says, was what likely gave him an edge.

The CEO of Restaurant Brands International has leveraged a lifetime of relationships to boost his company and become the 2021 Restaurant Leader of the Year.

Taste Tracker: Carrabba’s Italian spin on comfort; hearty Mexican fare at Abuelo’s and Taco John’s; Smashburger partners with Rick Bayless; and holiday-ready sweet treats.

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