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Luby’s names a new COO

Benjamin “Todd” Coutee, a longtime exec with the brand, gets promoted.


Luby’s closes 8 units to pay outstanding debt

The multiconcept restaurant operator has expressed concerns about whether it can remain solvent.

The company says it needs to “critically evaluate” all of its locations amid a widening loss.

A buffet-style chain promising fare that “tastes like Texas” in a setting that “feels like home”

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 family-friendly chain offers Texas-inspired fare on its buffet

Sales and unit counts are down overall in the family casual category--otherwise known as buffets or cafeterias.

The trend of making vegetables a star is quickly shifting down from high-end dining into the mass market. Here are some of recent efforts by sizable chains, including one of the industry's largest.

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