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New Buffalo Wild Wings owner leans on its CEO's hotel experience

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

2016 Top 500 restaurant chains

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.

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.

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.

Operators say more corporate customers are booking year-end events—and spending more when they do.

Recent earnings reports show a correlation between positive comp sales and customers eating outside of restaurants, but not all brands are convinced.

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