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Pei Wei Asian Diner

2017 Top 500: Asian-noodle chains

The limited-service Asian/Noodle category is small, at less than $4.6 billion, but fast-growing.

Clay Dover named Velvet Taco president

The longtime chain marketer will be the first to hold the position, a reflection of the concept's growth plans.

Former NPC COO John Hedrick quietly joined the chain last month.

The Pei Wei kitchen takes menu testing out of its headquarters and into guests’ hands, reducing corporate bias, says Clay Dover, CMO of the P.F. Chang’s offshoot.

A look at the casual-dining chains satisfying consumers with their dine-in services, but not doing quite as well with takeout.

With most chains trying to score valuable real estate on their customers’ phones, the Restaurant Business team took a look at 25 restaurant apps to see what’s working—and what’s not.

Ralph Bower brings more than 25 years of chain experience to the 17-unit upstart.

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 system was added chainwide after an investment in other tech.

P.F. Chang’s will have the ability to message members of its guest loyalty program in real time through a new software package that ties together the casual chain’s backend web capabilities.