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The decline of full-service chains is palpable. Three of the major casual-dining players—TGI Fridays, Applebee’s and Chili’s—were all down more than 2% in sales.
Unilever has purchased the brand, which Starbucks bought in 1999.
In a lot of ways—and for many reasons—independent restaurants trumped chains in 2017. Indies are nimble and able to seize upon trends like a hungry diner on avocado toast.
In a letter to employees, now-former CEO Ron Shaich details strong improvement.
Deferred taxes have a lower value for Brinker International under revised federal rates, cutting into the casual-dining company's profits.
The pizza chain's 4.2% U.S. same-store sales were the lowest in four years as store count accelerates.
Franchisees' same-store sales increased 1.1% as the company refranchised more units and added delivery.
The operator of sustainable sushi concepts Bamboo Sushi and QuickFish plans to enter into new markets.
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.
The potato has been bashed more often than mashed these last couple of years, as carbohydrate-phobic Americans pushed spuds off their plates and consumption took a nosedive.
See the full ranking of the Top 100 concepts, which account for more than $1.8 billion in annual revenue, and learn how they are putting hospitality first.
Peter Romeo highlights the moments restaurateurs miss at their own peril
As restaurants begin to reemerge, one year since it all began, Restaurant Business takes stock of the massive changes the virus has brought.