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They said what?: When restaurant execs go rogue

John Schnatter is the latest in a long string of restaurant founders and executives to say something their brands deeply regretted. Here’s a look at some of the better-known instances from the past.

The layout aims to appeal to younger diners with a full-service bar and a new prepared foods section.

Although trendy new breakfast-and-lunch-only eateries continue to pop up, they’ve yet to top legacy brands for consumers’ overall favorite family-style restaurants.

The family-oriented chain serves homestyle favorites at low prices

Strawberries, one of the first signs of spring, continue to peak in supply and sweetness through the summer. These restaurants are making the most of the seasonal bounty.

These eight operators are betting on convenience, tempting busy home cooks with prepared turkeys, sides and desserts to go.

While some of the legacy brands (such as IHOP and Bob Evans) saw declines, Technomic Chief Insights Officer Darren Tristano expects breakfast-and-lunch concepts to keep growing.

Consumers reveal which limited-time offers they are most likely to order based on the name and description.

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