Roy's hires Deb Hinson as president

Hinson is a longtime marketing consulting for the upscale Hawaiian concept and other brands.

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.

Want a restaurant chain? Find a company selling a secondary concept, says RB's The Bottom Line.

See what deals operators are unloading for the big feast.

Gordon Hopkins is returning to the brand after leaving it earlier this year to pursue new endeavors.