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Restaurant chains extend financial support to Texas employees

Several concepts with Texas locations are replacing lost wages for workers impacted by this month’s severe weather.

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Restaurants embrace paid time off as the way to get employees vaccinated

The list of operators opting for that course is growing quickly.

From date night dinners to family meals and sweets, restaurants innovate to lure customers.

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

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

Don’t let employees leave without doing these three things.

Bryan Lockwood and Barry Goff bought Freebirds World Burrito in mid-2008—just before the economy took the precipitous swing that now favors fast-casual.

With most chains trying to score valuable real estate on their customers’ phones, the Restaurant Business team took a look at 25 restaurant apps to see what’s working—and what’s not.

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