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Buffalo Wild Wings

Operations

Top restaurant newsmakers of 2017

Count Mother Nature squarely among the parties generating the loudest buzz, along with a hotelier in a new job and a one-time online bookseller.

Panera Bread named the industry’s best in tech

The fast-casual chain was chosen from among some 200 chains as the 2015 winner of the Tech Accelerator of the Year award.

Restaurants are looking to a behemoth outside the industry as a prime source of inspiration.

Operators are recouping dollars through off-premise booze.

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.

The normally well-behaved restaurant industry sank deeply into snark in recent weeks, bashing one another in hopes of drawing favorable notice.

Inspire Brands, which owns Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings, is a new kind of brand operator.

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 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.

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