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Comfort food makeovers reign among this winter’s tempting LTOs

Consumers favored familiar dishes with a twist in December. These seven stood out in Technomic’s monthly survey.

Emerging Brands

A look inside Sun & Fork: First Watch’s new fast-casual concept

The full-service breakfast and lunch concept is getting into the fast-casual business.

Darden Restaurants dominated TripAdvisor’s list of the best-reviewed small and medium-sized chains.

In this episode of RB's podcast, “A Deeper Dive,” the new CEO of the fast-growing chain talks about its keys to success.

Longtime CEO Ken Pendery will become executive chairman of the fast-growing breakfast chain.

Acquisitions have made KBP Foods one of the largest and fastest-growing franchises in the restaurant business. But the key to absorbing the expansion has been a notion that harkens back to the earliest days of KFC.

Operators are finding ways to balance rising pork costs with the growing demand for the protein.

The Top 500 chains unveiled more than 13,000 limited-time offers in 2017, but only some can be winners with consumers.

As the weather turns colder, chains are tapping into diners’ desire for piping-hot comfort foods, while still keeping an eye on health.