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Caribou Coffee

Financing

Soda manufacturers focus on new tastes

With sales of traditional soda pop flat, the beverage giants are bringing more alternative soft drinks to market.

A Sunday night special is one of the new ways the barbecue chain intends to rebound from a steep decline in traffic during 2015.

A look at the top chains winning with solo diners—as well as those scoring high with most consumers but missing the mark when it comes to dine-alone guests.

The deal will transform the parent of Krispy Kreme and Einstein Bros. into a global restaurant force.

Sales among the coffee cafe chains among the Top 500 increased 9.7% in 2016 to $24.8 billion, and units grew 4.8% to 24,391.

Men and women each reveal which chain limited-time offers they deem most craveable.

Stumptown will continue to operate independently.

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.

Customers rate the best and worst quick-service restaurant chains for bathroom cleanliness in a recent Technomic survey.

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