Consumer Trends

The 10 most craveable chain wings

Consumers’ most craved restaurant chicken wings don't only come from wings concepts.

Top 500 Chains


The male-friendly chain launched a fast-casual hybrid offshoot called Hoots

A male-focused concept specializing in hot wings served in a sports bar

The sports bar category is defying casual dining overall.

A growing number of full-service restaurants are looking for relief from their financially beleaguered category by spinning off fast-casual satellite concepts.

Full-service chicken-wing chains are hatching quick-serve spinoffs.

Is the industry going a little crazy, or is it just a garden-variety midlife crisis? Here's the evidence to consider.

A Hooters with flat-chested staffers and no table service was just one of the startling new concepts to emerge this week. Here's a rundown of ventures that merit a look.

A look at the casual-dining chains satisfying consumers with their dine-in services, but not doing quite as well with takeout.

A look at the top chains winning with solo diners—as well as those scoring high with most consumers but missing the mark when it comes to dine-alone guests.