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Future 50: Emerging Brands

Salad Creations

South Florida-based Salad Creations, crossed the 50-unit milestone and hit an estimated $35 million in sales, a whopping 79.5 percent more than in 2007.

Open kitchens draw eyes to equipment

As menu transparency increasingly becomes a key access point to customers’ stomachs and wallets, restaurants are externalizing demand in open-kitchen design.

Susan Lintonsmith has been promoted to the helm of the toasted sandwich brand.

These industry veterans are aiming for another hit with updates of what brought them success.

Customers reveal which chain subs spark their strongest yearnings.

The made-to-order sub chain is known for its toasted sandwiches

My dog, a lesser wit in the realm of statistics, is a veritable Einstein in spotting possibility.

The former Krystal CEO succeeds Stuart Mathis.

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.

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.

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