Portillo's

Leadership

P.F. Chang’s chief executive Michael Osanloo named Portillo’s CEO

He will take over in October for Keith Kinsey, who is retiring.

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.

The sandwich category increased sales by 2.9% and units by 0.3%, despite category heavyweight Subway's 1.7% sales decline and 1.3% unit decline.

Average annual sales at Portillo’s, which began as a hot dog stand in a suburban Chicago parking lot, today sit at about $8.5 million per store at newer units.

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Known for Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef and other local favorites, and its retro vibe

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 arrival of spring produce is inspiring operators to toss together new entree salads.

A fast casual known for Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef

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