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Bravo Brio to be sold to GP Investments for $100M

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


Restaurant brand culture matters: Tim Hortons’ problems in Canada tell us why

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.

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.

Distributors describing themselves as broadline, or full-line, vary greatly in terms of the product lines they carry. Is it really a one-stop shop?

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.

For her nine Grand Central Bakeries, in Portland and Seattle, Piper Davis buys sustainable grains and natural meats.

Your seafood supplier can be your best friend when it comes to identifying seafood species and avoiding fraud.

Sharp differences in state and local sales taxes are prompting both consumers and businesses like restaurants to alter their shopping patterns.

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