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Cold Stone Creamery

Financing

Papa Murphy’s owner MTY Group cuts staff as restaurants close

The Canadian-based brand collector, which operates Cold Stone Creamery and Pinkberry, among many others, has temporarily closed 2,100 locations.

Marketing

Restaurants scare up spooky treats for Halloween

Wacky menu items and more capture the Halloween holiday spirit—and spirited customers. Here’s how operators are celebrating Halloween 2019 with treats.

These limited-time offers are differentiating the menu at restaurant chains.

Consumers gave high marks to these limited-time offers on chain menus.

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

CFO Eric Lefebvre will take over operation of the multibrand company in November.

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.

A restaurant chain's sales don't always reflect customer satisfaction, and vice versa. Here, we rank the leading limited-service chains using a formula that includes financials, consumer satisfaction and value.

Hand-mixed ice cream creations are made on marble slabs

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