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Who would Restaurant Business draft as restaurant all-stars

Trout? Harper? Judge? Step aside, MLB. Here are the real standouts to watch this summer, as determined by some critical fans.

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10 states open investigation into restaurants’ ‘no poaching’ pacts

Eight quick-service chains have been asked to provide information on their use of no-hiring agreements.

The proprietor of Michigan-based Passport Pizza wants to see more restaurant food donated, and believes liability protection is the way to make it happen.

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.

Customers rate the best and worst quick-service restaurant chains for bathroom cleanliness in a recent Technomic survey.

Consumers say these restaurant chains provide the best guest pampering.

A carryout-focused chain popular with value-conscious consumers for its “Hot-N-Ready” pizzas

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?

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.

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