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Financing

Steak ‘n Shake same-store sales plunge as more restaurants close

The chain has temporarily closed 44 locations amid ongoing sales and cost challenges.

Financing

5 big lessons from the Kona Grill downfall

Restaurant operators can learn a lot from the decisions that led the chain to file for bankruptcy, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The industry added 25,000 jobs last month as the economy continues to expand.

Thirty-three chains closed at least 10% of their locations in 2018.

The days in which a concept can expect to become really big are probably over.

Though growth slowed last year, they continue to pace the industry, thanks to more units.

Led by Chick-fil-A, the largest fast-food chains extended their dominance.

From contests to a $300 million technology acquisition, the chain is intent on improving its drive-thru times.

The chain is replacing an existing unit with a fast-casual model, and many others could follow if it works, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

To raise awareness during Mental Health Awareness Month, and perhaps take a shot at McDonald’s, the chain is offering boxes for varying emotions.

On this week’s edition of “A Deeper Dive,” Habit CEO Russ Bendel talks about delivery, expansion and the burger business.

But third-party services appear to be eating into Pizza Hut’s market.

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