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Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods’ Roger Berkowitz for president?

The seafood chain’s CEO is humorously reminding voters that The Donald isn’t the only outspoken and controversial figure who could make a run at the Oval Office. In the process, he’s aiming to sell some trout and fish tacos.

2016 Top 500 restaurant chains

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 seafood menu category continues to slowly sink, having declined 0.8% in sales to $5.3 billion and 2.1% in unit counts to 1,377 in 2016 from the prior year.

Running a foodservice operation is not a simple prospect. In addition to producing quality food and maintaining a high level of service, owners and GMs are faced with a multitude of responsibilities: payroll & human resources, taxes, state, federal and local mandates, technology, marketing, and accounting to name a few.

For many owners, including owners of foodservice distributorships, the sale of their company is the largest, most complex transaction of their career. Due to...

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