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Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings fights for UFC fans

Bars and restaurants have become popular gathering spots during UFC fights, but a new high-volume deal from BWW spins this phenomenon on its head.

Buffalo Wild Wings

The energetic, sports-driven chain is known for bone-in and boneless wings and a range of sauces

The company opted against further investment, but its ownership of Arby's has still paid off, says RB's The Bottom Line.

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.

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.

Consumers rate the limited-time offers they are most likely to purchase.

Chicken wings achieved the largest share gain on restaurant menus in the food category in 2012, according to GuestMetrics. And Super Bowl Sunday is always a top sales day. These places are serving up classic Buffalo wings for the game.

A look at recent premiums shows a marked change in what operators are giving away today.

Spiking wing prices are forcing chains to explore alternative ways of skinning a chicken.

Operators are turning to both obvious and catchy names for new menu sections that tap into the snacking trend.

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