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Habit Burger blames same-store sales slip on lackluster burger promo

The fast-casual chain posted a 1.4% drop for Q1.

2016 Top 500 restaurant chains

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Just starting to get their own spending power, Gen Z is now in operators’ sights. Because of their limited budgets, this generation frequents QSRs the most.

Nevermind better burgers. Chicken is ruling the roost for limited-service restaurants, as the latest round of limited-time items attests.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. wrote that “maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists,” and so it has been with the coming-of-age fast-casual restaurant segment.

The new menu items will be available for a limited time during the fall.

The appeal of limited-time offers—an opportunity to get new customers in the door and increase visits from regulars, as well as the accompanying bump in checks and sales—is clear.

Matt Hood is leaving for another job, marking the second high-profile CMO resignation this week.

Customers rated these five limited-service brands as being the best in integrating tech.

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

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