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A&W All-American Food

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A&W All-American Food

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Restaurants admit strong fears about keeping up with tech

Almost two-thirds believe the pace of change is outstripping their ability to stay abreast, according to a new study.

With more than 1,000 executives in attendance, some surprising trends could be gleaned from the presentations and casual conversations. Here are four that might have turned a keen listener’s head.

The 100-year-old brand intends to step up domestic franchising.

Chain taking its homemade root beer to the Midwestern small towns where it all started.

The Thomas Edison of our time has no lock on technological breakthroughs. Check out the leaps that were clocked this week alone in the restaurant business. Hearing footsteps, Elon?

A burger chain known for its signature A&W Root Beer floats and nostalgic atmosphere

Burger-joint fare along with signature A&W Root Beer floats in a nostalgic and casual atmosphere

The top three burger chains, all QSRs, own two-thirds of the category's sales.