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Operators tackle tailgating season with off-premise offers

Restaurants are giving football fans ordering flexibility, menu variety and out-of-the-box options before they hit the stands.

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Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

Roark Capital Group bought a majority stake in the “freaky fast” sandwich brand last fall

Known for its high-quality submarine sandwiches made with premium ingredients and served “freaky fast”

The sandwich category increased sales by 2.9% and units by 0.3%, despite category heavyweight Subway's 1.7% sales decline and 1.3% unit decline.

Customers reveal which chain subs spark their strongest yearnings.

A restaurant chain's sales don't always reflect customer satisfaction, and vice versa. Here, we rank the leading limited-service chains using a formula that includes financials, consumer satisfaction and value.

The concepts winning with their marketing efforts aren’t necessarily grabbing the full audience. Here’s a look at the chains resonating with different genders as well as those scoring with both.

Consumers expect food from the drive-thru to be just as tasty and fresh as food eaten in the restaurant. Packaging is key to delivering on that expectation.

A new ranking finds plenty of familiar names toward the top of the list.

The humor and goodwill intended by some restaurants this week was taken far differently by the public, once again underscoring the need for caution in the age of social media.