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Friendly’s names chief branding officer

Ed Valle previously served as El Pollo Loco’s CMO.

Consumers with young children reveal their favorite restaurants for their families.

The new design features a drive-thru and revamped soda fountain area.

An old-fashioned ice cream shop serving burgers, soups, sandwiches and more for all dayparts

An old-fashioned ice cream shop and family restaurant owned by Sun Capital Partners

While some of the legacy brands (such as IHOP and Bob Evans) saw declines, Technomic Chief Insights Officer Darren Tristano expects breakfast-and-lunch concepts to keep growing.

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.