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The 5 cleanest fast-food bathrooms—and 5 missing the mark

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

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Hamburgers and frozen custard featuring Midwest beef and Wisconsin dairy

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

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.

The company turned to a finance veteran as the successor for Phil Keiser.

Customers rated these five limited-service brands as being the best in integrating tech.

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.

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.

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

Until recently, consumers considered Chipotle one of the most trusted limited-service restaurant brands. After its food safety incidents, Chipotle now scores in the bottom six for brand trust.

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