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Beverage

Happy hours make a comeback—in an often unrecognizable form

The updated discounting windows are more likely to come during the day or at night, and the drinks are as likely to be nonalcoholic as full strength.

Marketing

Restaurants’ top menu deals and discounts this winter

Chains are doubling up on new dollar menus and value meals to spark sales during this slower time of year.

Dave Orenstein is joining the 19-unit venture after serving as CEO of Lone Star, among other casual players.

Taco Bell's newfound qualms about social media is just one example of restaurants wondering if the status quo is such a hot way to go.

Overall, the varied menu category is flat, up .3% in sales to $23.9 billion and .5% in units to 7,792.

How low can restaurants sink? Farther than you may have thought, suggested industry observers who set out to find that outer boundary. Here, in a special edition of Restaurant Nightmares, are the absolute worst restaurant dishes, names and demonic collaborations.

This month has seen its fair share of restaurant controversy on the web. Here’s how three concepts are choosing to address current and potential snafus with followers.

LAKEVILLE (September 29, 2010)—Sysco Boston has taken another step toward bringing its $110 million distribution facility to town.ThePlanning Board voted...

Management says the venerable Italian chain will use the filing to renegotiate leases on 37 closed sites.

Falling oil prices have hurt some “historically strong” markets for the casual-dining chain.

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