5 retro comfort foods making waves on menus

Chain restaurants are discovering that nostalgia sells.


Restaurant Business tests chain apps

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.

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

One of the leaders dealing with the tragedy's aftermath is no stranger to the industry.

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.

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

The toasted-sandwich chain is centralizing its global leadership.

The former Krystal CEO succeeds Stuart Mathis.

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.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (November 2, 2010)—Systems Services ofAmerica (SSA) has won the two top awards from Quiznos as the chain’sDistribution Centers of the...

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