Smashburger

2017 Top 500: Burger

The top three burger chains, all QSRs, own two-thirds of the category's sales.

Secrets to a happy franchise marriage

Relations between franchisee and franchisor have always been a make-or-break dynamic for restaurant chains. But the prescription for a mutually lucrative partnership has been scrambled a bit by the Great Recession.

Health, shmealth—consumers want their fries, but not exactly in the same old way.

Frustration with the federal government bubbled over during a session of the Restaurant Leadership Conference, with attendees angrily complaining to the chairman of the National Restaurant Association about the political process and the group’s role in it.

Olive Garden asked a cross-functional team—finance, marketing, operations, communications and others—to build on its Never Ending Pasta Bowl promo.

While steakhouses and casual dining spots have suffered recently from a trading-down trend, the "better burger" segment has benefited from trading up.

Ruby Tuesday’s narrowly-averted cheese-biscuit apocalypse demonstrates how social media’s role is evolving from marketing to operations.

While “millennial” was one of the top buzzwords of the Restaurant Leadership Conference last week, much of the conversation revolved around how this demographic interacts with brands—which means technology.

The Asian giant is paying an estimated $134 million for the minority interest.

Scott Crane stepped down to pursue other opportunities, the fast casual said.

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