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Quaker Steak & Lube

Food

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Financing

Quaker Steak & Lube sold for $5M

Seller Travel Centers of America said its nonfuel revenues were being dragged down because of full-service restaurant closings.

The pandemic has slowed R&D, but chains are luring consumers with meal deals.

New menu launches tap into diet-friendly fare, Super Bowl promotions and more.

A roundup of items that are in the works or launching in chains.

Three years after filing for bankruptcy protection, the casual-dining chain is finding smaller units can work wonders.

Tim Doherty was named the president and COO in May of the restaurant company his father started and built into one of the industry’s largest franchise operations. Like a lot of second-generation leaders of a family business, he found the job has its own set of challenges and joys.

A limited-time deal will cut the usual fees for recruits who agree to open multiple units.

Restaurant renovations are on a lot of minds at the NRA show this year.

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