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A&W All-American Food

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Restaurants press Congress for $240B in industry-specific aid

The grants would be part of the National Restaurant Association’s Blueprint for Recovery, a direct-payment program that would be in addition to restarting the Paycheck Protection Program.

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Straddling the old and new is part of the job for A&W CEO Kevin Bazner

Stewarding a 100-year-old brand carries some unique challenges, as he's learned in leading the resurgent quick-service operation for nearly a decade.

One of the industry’s oldest chains and franchisors sees new opportunities in its veneration of the past.

Technomic’s look into global menu innovation reveals some surprises.

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.

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.

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.

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