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Bravo Brio rejects takeover bid from Romano's Macaroni Grill

The two-concept Italian operation says its pending acquisition by a Swiss private-equity group is a better deal.

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This sister concept to Brio Tuscan Grille pairs Tuscan-style Italian fare with white tablecloth service

Consumers reveal which chain limited-time offers they are most likely to purchase based on name and description.

Eight operators are betting on extended holiday promotions to get couples and even friends and families in the door.

The sister concept of Brio Tuscan Grille serves Italian-inspired fare from its exhibition kitchen

The founder of Planet Hollywood is now an activist investor in the casual-dining operator, The Bottom Line says.

Italian heavyweight Olive Garden increased sales by 3%, helping to drive the menu category's 1.9% sales growth, to $8.5 billion.

This week's most arresting restaurant developments seemed to come in groups, raising the risk of neck injury for the keen observer. Here's a painless review of the head-spinning moments you may have missed.

The owner of Bravo Cucina Italiana and Brio Tuscan Grille will be acquired in an all-cash deal.

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