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Courting diners with local flavors

The Columbus, Ohio-based Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern has 15 locations, but only the Indianapolis store serves up a breaded pork tenderloin sandwich. The reason? Consumer demand for this regional Hoosier specialty could not be ignored.


Tackle box: Chains’ newest menu lures

Mainstream chains are reaching far afield for their latest limited-time offers, from colored sandwiches to cream drinks.

From voice recognition ordering terminals to branded video game characters that will take your order while you play, chains are putting today’s latest tech to use in novel ways.

But the company's Tim Hortons and Popeyes chains both struggled to win over consumers last quarter.

The decline contributed to a 1 percent decline in profit.

The venture will blur the line between casual dining and the fast-casual sector.

These brands toe the socially acceptable line while keeping it snarky online.

Edgerton was the inventor of the chain charbroiler device.

A key for many is lessening the number of employees who qualify as full-time. Approaches range from having franchisees share employees, to changing ownership structures so the companies are technically smaller.

In our latest roundup of offbeat offerings, french fries gain ground as a garnish, the Whopperito is born, and we dive into the mystery that is the McFloat.

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