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Consumers' Choice Award-winning chains

Technomic looks at consumers’ assessments of more than 60 attributes in order to determine the winners of its annual Chain Restaurant Consumers’ Choice Awards.

This week’s 5 restaurant nightmares: Justice for all?

The industry can only hope the court and social media developments of the past week will not be true precedents.

No leadership shake-ups were announced as part of the deal.

Founder Jimmy John Liautaud and a longtime investor want to pare their stakes, according to a news report. But they're being particular.

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.

The state attorney general says the franchisor is following policies that spare it from pressure to raise wages.

Six subs will be offered at a rock-bottom price.

Top franchise companies are driving growth, finds researcher Technomic's Top 400 Franchise Report. The 200 largest franchisees grew sales 8.2 percent in 2014, 2.5 times the rate of the Top 500 chains. Unit growth among these companies, too, was three times higher than their franchisors.

In a new attempt to hold franchisors responsible for the labor practices of stores, employees of the sandwich chain have accused the home office of setting policies that shortchange hourlies on regular and overtime pay.