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Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom

Financing

Old Chicago owner CraftWorks acquires Logan’s Roadhouse

The merger will create the latest multibrand restaurant company.

Marketing

10 most alluring LTOs on menus in July

These limited-time offers grabbed attention this summer.

Fred Beilstein is adding the duties of CEO to his CFO responsibilities on an interim basis.

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 Chicago-style pizza chain is remodeling all of its current units by the third quarter of 2017

Although operators do have customers who are loyal to the beer they drank in college, there is increasing demand for smaller-batch beers, seasonal brews and those with a local pedigree.

Overall, the varied menu category is flat, up .3% in sales to $23.9 billion and .5% in units to 7,792.

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.

In a 2015 Technomic survey, 72 percent of consumers said they now expect restaurants to allow them to customize meals. But it can be a struggle to execute.

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