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Melting Pot revamps with an eye on takeout

The fondue chain is changing its format for the first time in 43 years to provide a variety of dining experiences, including shared cocktails.

An upscale-casual chain offering multicourse fondue meals

A polished, interactive experience built around multi-course fondue meals

The specialty FSR category includes subsegments like barbecue, fondue and small global cuisines.

The made-up holiday offers an opportunity to serve the Thanksgiving crowd before their traditional turkey dinner. Here's how seven restaurant operations are capitalizing on the opportunity.

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 appeal of labor-scheduling software over rudimentary spreadsheets for restaurants is clear: it saves time gives more control over scheduling.

Dan Stone will serve in a business development/personnel development hybrid.

A decade ago, Mike Frampton was paying about $35 per pickup to have a rendering company haul away the used cooking oil from his Melting Pot franchise.