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Did IHOP's publicity stunt hurt Applebee's?

This week's head-spinning restaurant moments included a suggestion in court that the "b" in IHOb stood for "bad news for Applebee's." That's just one of the long-shot gambles that came to light as oddsmakers considered the likelihood of restaurants charging into sports betting and who'll win the chain vs. independent bout.

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, consumers reveal their top restaurant chains for the Mexican favorite.

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.

It serves gastropub fare and over 75 beers in a tavern-like setting

Boasts high-quality American favorites in a neighborhood tavern  meets sports bar atmosphere

The sports bar category is defying casual dining overall.

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.