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Peter Romeo

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Peter Romeo

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Damon Gordon tapped to oversee Water Grill’s kitchens

The fine-dining veteran will be responsible for the King’s Seafood concept.

Turnaround report: McDonald’s tries crowdsourcing; Hamburglar doesn’t steal the show; Bonefish to simplify; Cosi finds the lifting heavy

McDonalds looks for an iconic Chicago burger while its Hamburglar didn’t exactly ace his first go-round as champion of a premium McDonald’s sandwich.

The report also indicates that tax benefits embodied in the Affordable Care Act should enable small-restaurant employers to absorb the cost without a price rise.

Second-quarter financial results for parent Bloomin’ Brands were impacted by continuing struggles in South Korea.

The system was added chainwide after an investment in other tech.

A new CIO and development officer are charged with facilitating growth for IHOP and Applebee’s—in part by developing new formats and designs.

Restaurant executives shared some surprising figures and factoids during their financial reporting this week. Here are a few of the more arresting numbers.

Several big-name chains are stepping off the predictable path to map what’s next.

Chains are scrambling to develop phone apps, pay-at-the-table options and other digital whistles and bells. But which of those do customers really want?

Subway plans more change; Ruby Tuesday aims for families; McDonald’s cites localizing “conflict”; Olive Garden debuts a cast of cartoon mascots some find unsettling.

Systemwide sales for the brands were also helped by the addition of 141 and 52 units, respectively.

The publication was chosen as the best of the best by the American Society of Business Press Editors.

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