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The 10 most craveable chain burgers

Customers reveal which restaurant chains offer them the most craveable burgers that they can’t get anywhere else in a recent Technomic survey.

2016 Top 500 restaurant chains

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 barbs aren't always kind, but chains are hoping they may be memorable.

If there were any lingering doubts that technology is pushing beyond the IT department to reshape every discipline represented in a corporate headquarters, they were laid to rest at FSTec, once an industry conference for restaurant CIOs. At this year’s event, you were as likely to hear a question posed by a marketing, HR or ops specialist as you were to catch two tech heads speaking in their tribe’s peculiar code.

Restaurants took aim at a number of trends to bolster business, but their marksmanship wasn’t always keen. Oh, was it not keen.

Restaurants may not like their elected officials as politicians, but they certainly should love them as customers, a new analysis shows.

Four years after multiple frozen-yogurt concepts landed in our Future 50's top 10, the list is down to one. Has the fro-yo craze reached its cold, swirly peak?

From c-store hires to tickets replacing reservations and McDonald’s unflinchingly disclosing what it’s selling, the restaurant industry looked at times like it was in a different business.

Does the world really need another frozen yogurt concept? The team behind sweetFrog thinks so—and the meteoric growth numbers bear it out.Launched just...