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2017 Top 500: Mexican

The Mexican category overall saw sales increase by 0.9% to $18 billion and units by 4.1%, to 12,656.

The rise of older workers

The 2005 Year End Report from People Report, a foodservice consulting firm, shows that recruitment and retention will be more challenging than ever in the years ahead. Smart operators are seeing the advantage of tapping into an older age group for new hires.

Click through to see the list of consumers’ most-craved restaurant tacos, from Mexican joints to burger chains.

Mexico is looking to battle the bulging waistlines of its children by banning the sale of junk food in its schools, including many of the traditional treats generations of kids have grown up with.

The quest for customers is prompting some chains to think retro.

As the nation begins to emerge from recession, restaurants are seeing lapsed customers return. Same-store sales are inching up, signaling the industry’s initial rebound to health; hiring is also up, signaling positive expectations for 2011.

Chains are celebrating the tortilla-wrapped icon with a variety of themed deals.

Launched in late 2011, the free Chefs Feed app for iPhone and iPad has quickly become a favorite with chefs and their fans, registering more than 100,000 users in less than a year.

Between brokering deals, managing employees, pleasing customers and weathering the ups and downs of running a business—or multiple businesses—in an uncertain and challenging economy, running restaurants is not for the feeble. Here's how some of the busiest industry leaders say they stay sane.

Delays that pile up over a service period not only diminish the guest experience, they can result in lost profits. Savvy operators are taking steps to pick up the pace.

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