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Sardar Biglari calls for the ouster of Cracker Barrel’s CEO

The Bottom Line: The owner of Steak n Shake, who has tried and failed repeatedly to get on the Cracker Barrel board or get it to pay a higher dividend, wants Sandra Cochran replaced.

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Pricing has driven restaurant sales growth for the past 2 years

The Bottom Line: Restaurant sales have grown for most of the past two years. But they haven't kept pace with menu price inflation, suggesting the industry is saturated again.

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Restaurants can learn some foodservice tricks from supermarkets

State of the Plate: Nancy Kruse, RB’s menu trends columnist, says grocers are stepping up their game, and restaurants need to keep up.

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So you are opening a restaurant in a Walmart? Good luck with that

The Bottom Line: The retail giant is adding regional restaurant chains to its stores, giving them some key exposure. But there are some real drawbacks to pay attention to.