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Buffalo Wild Wings

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The top 9 restaurant trends of 2018

A challenging year brought fundamental shifts in the market and a white-elephant sale of troubled concepts.

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Buffalo Wild Wings reveals its new format

The new prototype features new entertainment tech, including the capability for onsite gaming contests, as well as an intensified focus on sports viewing.

Inspire now operates brands that generate more than $12 billion in annual system sales.

But comps rebounded into positive territory last month, the operator says.

Parent company Inspire Brands reached outside the restaurant industry for Lyle Tick, a retailer with deep marketing experience.

The new customer lures range from free delivery to guaranteed group reservations.

The chain’s focus is still on meats, but with a kicker calling attention to its complete sandwich line.

The parent of Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings is changing the name of R Taco back to Rusty Taco in an homage to its history.

The new position will be filled by another veteran of the hotel industry, Seth Freeman.

This week's head-spinning restaurant moments included a suggestion in court that the "b" in IHOb stood for "bad news for Applebee's." That's just one of the long-shot gambles that came to light as oddsmakers considered the likelihood of restaurants charging into sports betting and who'll win the chain vs. independent bout.

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