9 new items freshening up spring menus

Menu launches are showcasing seasonal ingredients and innovative flavors.

Top 500 Chains


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The private-equity firm often doesn't follow its own guidelines for making acquisitions. Its latest conquest is a case in point.

The Culver family retains control, but a board seat has been extended to the buyer, Roark Capital.

A new CEO took the helm January 1, following the death of Phil Keiser

Hamburgers and frozen custard featuring Midwest beef and Wisconsin dairy

The top three burger chains, all QSRs, own two-thirds of the category's sales.

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.

Customers rate the best and worst quick-service restaurant chains for bathroom cleanliness in a recent Technomic survey.