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3 trends for independent restaurants to watch

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Menu Talk: Pat and Bret dig into the latest food and drink news happening in the industry.

Technomic Top 500: Here are the country's 10 largest restaurant chains by sales, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.

Technomic Top 500: Chain restaurants continued to record strong growth last year, but mostly without higher traffic. And there were wide variations in performance throughout the ranking.