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This has been the biggest restaurant IPO market in 25 years
The Bottom Line: With five companies having gone, and three more planning to go public, chains are finding a more receptive environment. But volatility could change that.
Going local may help untangle meat supply chain kinks
Sourcing beef and pork from smaller local producers will alleviate some supply chain headaches. And it’s not necessarily more expensive.
Festive drinks, holiday foods and global flavors fill post-Thanksgiving menus
Taste Tracker: TGI Fridays’ seasonal cocktails; Chopt goes to Mexico and Del Taco does tamales; Smashburger and Main Event shake things up; plants, burgers, chicken and pizza continue to trend.