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Cold Stone Creamery

Baja Fresh, La Salsa become sisters of Pinkberry, Cold Stone

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

2017 Top 500: Frozen Dessert

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.

The U.S. chains were the latest acquisitions by a Canadian concern with more than four dozen QSR brands.

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

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

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