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LongHorn Steakhouse

Financing

Why some companies go slow on delivery

Citing the services’ high costs, Olive Garden owner Darden and Newk’s Eatery are cautious on the industry trend.

Emerging Brands

Darden decides to drop a brand

Remaining restaurants will be converted into Eddie V's restaurants.

The biggest story from Wednesday’s Global Best Practices Conference is the one that’s not often told, but could soon be. In the meantime, here’s a preview of the industry’s most powerful defense against detractors.

Chains ranking highest in their competitive set deliver more than just good food. They’re winning in all aspects of the dining experience, from service to convenience.

The steak category grew sales by 2.9%, to $11.2 billion, and units by 0.7%, to 2,767.

When it comes to restaurant brands, the sales leaders are not always consumers’ favorites for a variety of reasons. Chains best at parlaying customer satisfaction into sales are hard to beat.

A look at the reports for public companies reveals some definite directional arrows for the industry as a whole.

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