facebook pixal

Cold Stone Creamery

Flavor of the day for ice cream chains: Savory

Savory flavors are claiming more freezer space as ice cream chains slide into their peak season.

Consumer Trends

Top chains by menu segment for 2017

Chains ranking highest in their competitive set deliver more than just good food. They’re winning in all aspects of the dining experience, from service to convenience.

Energetic staff hand-mix ice cream treats to order on cooled marble counters

MTY Food Group will buy another chain operator; the combined company will have 75 restaurant brands.

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

Customers share which brands have the menu items they most crave and can’t get anywhere else.

A Canadian company has agreed to purchase the burrito brands in a quest to become a U.S. restaurant power.

Dairy Queen comprises more than half of the frozen desserts menu category's sales, which as a whole grew just 1.5%, to $6.3 billion.

  • Page 2