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Peter Romeo

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Pizza Hut to try in-car ordering

A system unveiled at a European conference enables a driver to order and pay for a pie hands-free, then have a server waiting outside to deliver the order.

Bryan Lockwood tapped to lead Real Mex

The former Tavistock is taking on the task of reinvigorating such Mexican chains as El Torito and Chevys.

Familiar supermarket and candy-store brands figure into the latest crop.

The parent of J. Paul’s, Paulo’s and other well-known District restaurants intends to grow the group.

The delivery specialists is enabling customers to place and track orders from their wrists.

The franchisor of the Sonic drive-in Burger King posted a comparable-store sales gain of 11.5 percent, year over year, for the quarter ended Feb. 28. Most of the increase came from a rise in guest counts, management said.

Here are the seven restaurant concepts that posted double-digit comparable-store sales gains this winter along with a quick sniff of the fuel they’re using to power sales.

A head-turning number of celebrated operators are reaching beyond their current fields of success to try new businesses. The announced diversifications came so fast and furiously in recent days that it was hard to note them all.

The U.S. chain’s new partner, Asrapport, is known for its 429 pub-like restaurants.

The chain is launching a program at units in areas with large military populations to help veterans.

Bubba’s 33 is a burger, pizza and beer concept that has been in the incubator for more than a year. Texas Roadhouse says it’s time to start growing it.

New York City restaurants could pay a dollar more, and state labor officials left open the possibility of eliminating the tip credit altogether.

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