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Demand Spikes for PEI Seafood Due to Oil Spill

CANADA (July 7, 2010)—The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has American buyers resorting to Prince Edward Island (PEI) seafood producers to meet their...

How McDonald’s is trying to right itself

Here’s a rundown of the ways McDonald’s is trying to snap its sales slump.

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.

The limited-service chicken category overall increased total sales by 8% to $22.2 billion and grew units by 4% to 14,166.

New iterations of the comfort food favorite are flying onto menus.

More brands are aiming to exploit the niche between catering and takeout with big meals packaged for the holidays. The going price: $109.99 for a 10-person spread.

Hey boss, what you call employees is important.

Taco Bell risks skewing a product test, an app demonstrates the power of charging by the ingredient, the homeless find work at Galatoire’s, and McDonald’s puts its name on a retail product—for $18,000 a pop.

Chains are doubling up on new dollar menus and value meals to spark sales during this slower time of year.

The homestyle chain launched a health-focused ad taking a stance against fried, in favor of "all-good"

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