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Initiatives legalizing pot use in Michigan and halting taxes on services in Arizona were also approved.
The Mexican casual chain puts the blame on escalating labor costs and the effects of bad weather.
Traffic and check averages also declined.
Dave Pickens, a former president of Olive Garden, will also serve as COO.
Several proposals on state and local ballots could profoundly impact restaurants. Here’s a rundown.
The awards recognize the globe’s best in partnership, growth, innovation and giving back.
As an enticement to first-time job seekers, the chain plans to offer guidance for using a crew position as a stepping stone to dream work.
Comps jumped 7.7% for Applebee’s and 1.2% for IHOP.
Start scouting Milwaukee, but remember what they say about New York.
The 6.9% jump for Q3 was driven by higher checks and a 2.6% rise in traffic.
Transactions increased by 4%, buoyed in part by a steep climb in takeout business.
The casual-dining powerhouse has also delayed the launch date of its new fast-casual concept.
Up-and-coming restaurant chains and what’s propelling their growth
Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh
New restaurants and soon-to-open concepts worth monitoring
RB’s exclusive ranking of the highest-grossing independent restaurants
Peter Romeo highlights the moments restaurateurs miss at their own peril
These 50 ideas go beyond what’s “cool” to deliver smart, trend-forward solutions that might just serve as an inspiration for others.