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Sonic expects big tax savings

The chain expects as much as a 10-percentage-point improvement in its tax rate, thanks to reform.


Robert Earl takes an interest in Bravo Brio

The founder of Planet Hollywood is now an activist investor in the casual-dining operator, The Bottom Line says.

The family-dining chain is confident in the future of its takeout business.

The owner of Bravo Cucina Italiana and Brio Tuscan Grille will be acquired in an all-cash deal.

Restaurant Brands International is getting resistance from the chain’s operators that it didn’t get with Burger King, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Over 80% of the limited-service segment’s sales comes from QSRs. Fast casual remains the strongest grower, with sales up 8% and units up 8.7%.

To feed Americans’ never-ending appetite for beef, the cattle industry is making new and underutilized cuts more available to restaurateurs.

A selection of fruit smoothies can add on-trend beverage choices to a menu and boost average checks.

The tough economy has many companies pulling in their horns on expansion, but operators who are shopping for real estate could find it’s a buyer’s market.

A look through all six installments of our annual Future 50 report triggered some double-takes about the chains on this year’s list.

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