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Quaker Steak & Lube

2016 Top 500 restaurant chains

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.

Quaker Steak & Lube

A chain of motorsports-theme restaurants designed to attract families, young adults and couples with its specialty Buffalo wings

The casual chain is offering diners two of its Custom Built Combos for $20.

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

Brick House signs first zee, Carl’s tries a sports theme, Krispy heads north, Hooters operator buys Fresh Juice. Plus, Dunkin' and Togo's square off in California, and Einstein Bros. tops the 3-0 mark in non-traditional sites for 2013.

Ed Doherty insists his success as a restaurant franchisee is a tale of phenomenal luck, starting with the purchase of his first restaurants in 1985.

An auto-themed chain known for its specialty Buffalo wings available with 20 sauces

Bruce Lane has been promoted to the position after starting at the company this past June.

Yes, customer habits are changing. But some operators are changing along with them—and reaping rewards.

When a Denver franchisee told Katy Malaniak, Quaker Steak & Lube’s senior director of food & beverage, “We really need to do something with queso,” she jumped on the idea for The Lube’s fall LTOs.

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