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8 chains aiming at voters on Election Day

Operators are looking to cash in on the chatter surrounding this year’s presidential race.

2017 Top 500: Mexican

The Mexican category overall saw sales increase by 0.9% to $18 billion and units by 4.1%, to 12,656.

Click through to see the list of consumers’ most-craved restaurant tacos, from Mexican joints to burger chains.

The private-equity firm that owns Chuck E. Cheese's is cited as a contender.

The sale came with activists circling, but forced deals aren’t always the best option.

Inspire Brands continues to lay its infrastructure with the recruitment of former Qdoba President Tim Casey.

Obamacare is here to stay, so it’s time to get serious about planning. For many restaurants, there’s no escaping the rising costs that come with shouldering a greater share of employees’ health-care coverage. But there are ways to manage the burden and minimize its impact, including one strategy common in other industries: employee wellness programs.

The infusion of growth capital marks what the Carl’s Jr. and Arby’s parent says is the first growth concept in its extensive restaurant portfolio.

The fast casual dropped “Grill” from its name as part of an effort to take the brand in a “bold, new direction.”

Here’s how some concepts are spicing up sales on the industry’s second-busiest day of the year.

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