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America's favorite fast casual chains

As expected, fast casual is still growing faster than other segments, though Technomic recently suggested its growth may be slowed in the coming years.

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Restaurants look to dish out tax breaks

Here are some discounts and freebies being used to draw diners this Tax Day.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. wrote that “maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists,” and so it has been with the coming-of-age fast-casual restaurant segment.

Serves made-to-order sandwiches and pizzas for lunch and dinner in a quirky, modern deli

The youngest brand in Roark's expansive restaurant portfolio has been shaped and adjusted to be the company's next growth vehicle.

Traditional pestos are getting reworked with various herbs, nuts, chili peppers and veggies.

Technomic looks at consumers’ assessments of more than 60 attributes in order to determine the winners of its annual Chain Restaurant Consumers’ Choice Awards.

As consumers increase their off-premise dining, limited-service operators will continue to study their priorities and habits, as well as borrow ideas from chains who are doing it right.

Operators at the Restaurant Leadership Conference wrestled with the dizzying array of third-party delivery services, while weighing how off-premise may continue to shift and change.

Customers reveal which chain subs spark their strongest yearnings.

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