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Jack in the Box

Leadership

Remembering the year’s lost restaurant luminaries

Here are some of the industry standouts who died during the past year, and the legacies they left.

Financing

What’s the next restaurant chain to be swallowed?

Restaurant dealmaking is at its highest level in 11 years. The transactions record could be shattered if these blockbuster acquisitions, already the subjects of Wall Street speculation, should go down.

The private-equity firm that owns Chuck E. Cheese's is cited as a contender.

Diners continue to seek spicy flavors and out-there combinations.

What regional chicken recipe could be the next big hit at chains?

Consumers reveal which chain limited-time offers they are most likely to order based on the name and description.

This month, operators are breaking with tradition, or at least attempting to.

The potato might be the ingredient of the moment in the limited-service sector.

The Thomas Edison of our time has no lock on technological breakthroughs. Check out the leaps that were clocked this week alone in the restaurant business. Hearing footsteps, Elon?

Limited-service restaurants aren't pulling any punches when it comes to breakfast innovation.

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