Olive Garden, Applebee’s cut through TV ad clutter

The two casual-dining giants accounted for eight of last week’s 10 most effective ads for full-service brands. On the QSR side, chicken and pizza spots dominated.


Chick-fil-A, Olive Garden also win in ‘Jeopardy!’ showdown

A ranking of chain commercials by consumer engagement shows the game program delivered for its restaurant sponsors.

A new feature of Restaurant Business looks at the week’s most effective TV ads.

Some data suggests that Chick-fil-A also saw more business last month as consumers hungered for chicken sandwiches.

The chicken sandwich chain’s charitable arm has shifted its spending priorities and will not fund controversial groups next year.

Amid talk of delivery, ghost kitchens and a worldwide shortage of restaurant talent, speakers and attendees aired a few surprises. Here’s a sampling.

Restaurant operations of all types and sizes are suddenly embracing the facilities, which are diversifying and customizing to address past shortcomings.

The six-month pilot location, a test of its international expansion strategy, will reportedly lose its lease amid pushback from LGBTQ activists.

Guests can now order from their phone at a table inside participating restaurants.

Chick-fil-A remains the top brand among young consumers, according to a semiannual Piper Jaffray survey.

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