Operations

What will Famous Dave’s parent do with all those brands?

BBQ Holdings has added five concepts and hundreds of locations since last March—and each one has its purpose, said CEO Jeff Crivello.
BBQ Holdings is developing a new Village Inn prototype focused on breakfast. / Photograph: Shutterstock

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Financing

How Popeyes changed the chicken business

How did a once-struggling, regional bone-in chicken chain overtake KFC, the formerly dominant player in the U.S. market? With a fixation on sandwiches and many more new restaurants.

Financing

Get ready for a summertime value war

The Bottom Line: With more customers opting to eat at home, rather than at restaurants, more fast-food chains will start pushing value this summer.

Food

Inside Chili's quest to craft a value-priced burger that could take on McDonald's

Behind the Menu: How the casual-dining chain smashes expectations with a winning combination of familiarity and price with its new Big Smasher burger.