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Americans are counting on restaurants for their holiday meals, a new study finds

A survey conducted by the National Restaurant Association found that 77% of consumers will have pros do the cooking.

Financing

How is the economy faring? That depends on your perspective

The Bottom Line: Consumer spending continues to grow this holiday season, but it’s slowing, and businesses are more cautious, large banks told investors this week.

Technology

MarginEdge raises $45M for back-office restaurant software

The company founded by former operators offers invoice processing, inventory management and other managerial tools.

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Food

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken goes on a flavor journey

After 25 years with few changes to the menu, the chicken chain is exploring unique flavor frontiers for its relatively new chicken sandwich.

Financing

How is the economy faring? That depends on your perspective

The Bottom Line: Consumer spending continues to grow this holiday season, but it’s slowing, and businesses are more cautious, large banks told investors this week.

Financing

Franchise brands push growth even as the market gets tougher

Margins are thinning and lending is tightening. But franchise brands continue to push growth, and many are finding success recruiting new operators.

Recent Stories

Industry associations and about 3,000 franchisees have blasted the redefinition being pushed by the NLRB.

Co-founder Nicolas Jammet expressed confidence that the two robotic units to open next year will unlock new doors to profitability.

The Bottom Line: Consumer spending continues to grow this holiday season, but it’s slowing, and businesses are more cautious, large banks told investors this week.

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A Deeper Dive

"A Deeper Dive” is a weekly podcast from Restaurant Business dedicated to going in-depth on the most pressing challenges and opportunities restaurant operators face today, hosted by Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze.

Working Lunch

"Working Lunch" is a weekly podcast from Align Public Strategies devoted to explaining the so what and now what about key issues impacting the restaurant and retail industries.

Menu Feed

“Menu Feed” is a biweekly podcast hosted by Senior Editor Patricia Cobe that delves into menu development and food and drink trends through lively conversations with chefs and operators.

Restaurant Rewind

“Restaurant Rewind" is a weekly podcast hosted by Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo as he looks at the people, concepts and trends that helped create the restaurant industry as we know it today.

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After 25 years with few changes to the menu, the chicken chain is exploring unique flavor frontiers for its relatively new chicken sandwich.

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A survey conducted by the National Restaurant Association found that 77% of consumers will have pros do the cooking.

The company founded by former operators offers invoice processing, inventory management and other managerial tools.

The Bottom Line: The coffee chain’s parent company still believes the brand can work south of the Canadian border, but it first had to change.

Margins are thinning and lending is tightening. But franchise brands continue to push growth, and many are finding success recruiting new operators.