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These are the 10 best-reviewed large restaurant chains

Darden Restaurants dominated TripAdvisor’s list of the best-reviewed small and medium-sized chains.

Consumer Trends

Can menu uniqueness boost visits in casual dining?

Consumers give high marks to six chains that differentiate the menu and experience.

See which brand beat Denny’s, Applebee’s and others in a new ranking of full-service concepts by the strength of their customer following.

The psychedelic-themed pizza chain recently launched a “skinny” menu

Funky, psychedelic chain serving wood-fired pizzas

Italian heavyweight Olive Garden increased sales by 3%, helping to drive the menu category's 1.9% sales growth, to $8.5 billion.

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 casual chain ends the frequent buyers’ program after a ruling that it violates drink-promotions regulations.

Soy sauce is both remarkably complex and extraordinarily simple: complex because it contains more than 300 individual flavor components and amino acids that give it a distinctive flavor and bouquet; and simple because it is made from just four ingredients—water, wheat, soybeans and salt—transformed through fermentation.