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Winners of the 2019 National ProStart Invitational competition

Here are the teams that finished tops last week in the 50-state competition.


Who wants to work in restaurants? These 400 eager teens

The national ProStart competition gives aspiring industry stars a chance to get their careers rolling.

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

The pretzel chain is opening food trucks and locations in urban areas in a bid to evolve.

Together, the specialty LSR category increased sales by 8.6%, to $6.9 billion, and units by 5.2%, to 11,070.

Restaurants are tapping menu psychology tactics when constructing their menus and menu boards.

Customers share which brands have the menu items they most crave and can’t get anywhere else.

More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the industry overall. Restaurant Business focused on the leading 250 performers to identify trends for our first-ever special report delivering lessons from Technomic’s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. This special package includes lessons for all operators from the largest chains by segment, menu category and more.

Purveyor of sweet and savory soft pretzels made with proprietary recipes

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