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Consumer Trends

Top 10 most welcoming chains for solo diners—and 5 that still have work to do

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.

Panera to be acquired for $7.5B

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.

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