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Restaurant companies move out of their retail homes

Chains like McDonald’s and Subway are leaving Walmart locations while others, such as Dunkin’, opt to leave convenience stores as chains focus on drive-thru units, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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Restaurants are having a tough time finding some condiments

Reports of shortages of ketchup packets, pickles and even oat milk have come as supply chain challenges increase due to rising demand and a lack of drivers.

Dog Haus, Wow Bao and more share strategies for expanding the reach of online-only concepts that have become popular over the past year.

The experiments come as the barbecue chain and sister concept Granite City are finding traction with dual branding, ghost kitchens and new service models.

The Mexican fast-food chain is changing its designs as it walks a tightrope between convenience and experience.

The pandemic accelerated the buffet chain’s evolution into other service formats. Here are some of the avenues it’s pursuing.

As transactions increasingly shift to digital channels, restaurants like &pizza and First Watch are learning more about their guests than ever.

With the restaurant industry slowed by the pandemic, chefs, managers and servers are running productive businesses on Instagram, using the platform to market and sell signature items.

Restaurants in this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking brought in about the same in food and beverage revenues as they did the prior two years—$1.8 billion.

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