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Although American craft beer gets most of the ink and blog posts these days, there is a lot more happening in the ale arena. With sales of U.S. domestic macrobrews in decline and imports growing at just 1.3 percent, the big brewers are trying harder, with new products and brand extensions.


Movie theater ramps up food sales

Carmike, operator of 252 movie theaters, recently reported a 7.3 percent fourth-quarter increase in sales and a $4.29 average spend per customer at concessions.

Takeout’s sibling, delivery, is seeing notable activity as well, and it’s mainly coming from third-party providers and the investors who seem to love them.

Operators from the Top 100 Independents ranking detail what's plaguing them the most: including their biggest problems and how they're responding.

It’s been about a year since Union Square Hospitality Group’s President and CEO Danny Meyer started implementing his no-tipping policy as a new mode of compensation.

The 50-year-old chain will now be a sister concept to Hot Dog on a Stick and Pretzelmaker.

The deficit marks an improvement from the year-ago quarter, when the fast-casual operation lost $9.8 million.

A 50-unit development agreement should help the chain continue its big international push.

The cash influx comes on the heels of recent store closures.

The burger giant has closed more than 300 locations the past three years, says RB's The Bottom Line. Will it grow again?

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