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Romano's Macaroni Grill files for bankruptcy protection

Management says the venerable Italian chain will use the filing to renegotiate leases on 37 closed sites.


Postino nabs investment from Brentwood Associates

The casual-dining concept looks to expand with capital from the private-equity investor in such growth-focused brands as Blaze Pizza.

Its sale to Sentinel is the culmination of a strong seven-year run for the seafood chain.

The Bottom Line: Industry stocks are up thanks to sales improvement and tax reform, but they lag the broader markets.

But the company's Tim Hortons and Popeyes chains both struggled to win over consumers last quarter.

After a tough few years, the sandwich giant is taking a deep look at its locations and ownership.

The burger and kebab chain gets an initial funding round and a new company president in Jayson Tipp.

The company’s stock rose 5% Monday even though traffic fell in the first quarter.

The highest-volume purchases for most sit-down breakfast programs are typically bacon and eggs. Industry pros help you make smarter buys.

Flavored syrups play a major role in the beverage service of many operations, showing up in cocktails, smoothies and espresso-style drinks.

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