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Chili's Grill & Bar

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8.7% traffic drop stings Chili's in latest quarter

Maggiano's also saw a slide in guest counts.

2016 Top 500 restaurant chains

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.

Restaurants are reformatting their layouts and processes to accommodate the shift in their business toward takeout, delivery and catering.

Speculation about the next big thing was rampant among 900 attendees of FSTEC, the industry's annual re-up on technology trends.

Several big players are talking about the stretch between lunch and dinner as an opportunity akin to what breakfast afforded a few years ago.

Operators are looking to cash in on the chatter surrounding this year’s presidential race.

The latest flurry of earnings reports show clear sales and traffic improvement for a number of the sector's big brands.

The past year reaffirmed that tough times bring many changes in restaurant leadership. Here are four of the most dramatic shifts.

All members will get something free when they visit a store.

See which brand beat Denny’s, Applebee’s and others in a new ranking of full-service concepts by the strength of their customer following.

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