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Chili's Grill & Bar

Food

Chili’s next-gen burger

Chili’s Grill & Bar may have been founded in 1975 by a group of “hamburger hippies,” but a few culinary tweaks are reinventing those tastes for today’s customers.

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Restaurants are struggling to find people

Higher wages are putting pressure on chains to grow sales in a tough environment.

A group of restaurant-chain CEOs offered their advice to the next chief executive as the race moved into the home stretch.

The chain intends to pull out of the Plenti expanded loyalty network in May.

These four predictions didn't make it onto other forecast lists, but they could leave restaurants reeling.

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.

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.

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