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The top 9 restaurant trends of 2018

A challenging year brought fundamental shifts in the market and a white-elephant sale of troubled concepts.

Financing

Will franchising fall out of favor?

As pressure grows on franchisees, companies might find it better to keep some locations for themselves, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Lawsuits have been dropped as part of a settlement with one of its largest operators, RMH.

In this week’s episode of RB's podcast, "A Deeper Dive," the prominent franchisee also discusses his recent purchase of 368 Arby’s restaurants.

Despite improvement at Applebee’s and BJ’s, demand at varied menu chains remains weak, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Operators are tapping seasonal ingredients and holiday flavors to create new dishes.

Discounts are still a staple, but new come-ons include free rides and tamales.

With so many restaurants offering delivery, how does a brand stand out? Here are three newly announced attempts.

Comps jumped 7.7% for Applebee’s and 1.2% for IHOP.

The casual-dining operator has hired a new CMO, CFO and ops specialist.