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6 iced tea and lemonade trends hitting menus

What icy beverage flavors and styles will be cooling off customers this summer?

Consumer Trends

Millennial parents name the most kid-friendly chains

Consumers with young children reveal their favorite restaurants for their families.

A restaurant chain's sales don't always reflect customer satisfaction, and vice versa. Here, we rank the leading limited-service chains using a formula that includes financials, consumer satisfaction and value.

Customers reveal which chain subs spark their strongest yearnings.

Focus Brands’ sandwich shop revamped its menu boards with a chalkboard-inspired design

The fast casual has added two fall LTOs.

Operators are taking advantage of falling meat prices when adding new sandwiches to the lineup.

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 past year reaffirmed that tough times bring many changes in restaurant leadership. Here are four of the most dramatic shifts.

Millennials are the most reliant on foodservice of all generations, finds Technomic. They also drive off-premise dining, including takeout and delivery.

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