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Sonic

Leadership

For Sonic President Claudia San Pedro, it’s not just about selling hamburgers

San Pedro took an unusual route to her current role. But the lessons she’s learned along the way have helped the burger chain succeed and earned her a place among nominees for Restaurant Business Restaurant Leader of the Year.

Food

Menu launches off to a slow start in the new year

Taste Tracker: Chipotle abd Smoothie King tap into health; Wienerschnitzel, Crumbl and Pinkbox invite indulgence; Taco Bell tests chicken wings and the Patty Melt returns to Sonic.

Alliance Kitchen offers items from Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonic, Jimmy John’s, Arby’s and Rusty Taco and is designed to save on labor and equipment costs.

The Inspire Brands chains join a large list of restaurants taking on protein suppliers over the allegations.

The drive-in chain intends to offer guests an option at all of its units to reward employees with a gratuity.

The former SVP of Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins will have responsibility for the field operations of all of Inspire Brands' holdings.

Three social media stars try to re-create iconic Sonic items, then post videos of their efforts in a new marketing campaign.

The burger chain was one of the fastest-growing concepts in the U.S. last year as customers flocked to its drive-ins. Its challenge now is to keep that.

Chefs at restaurant chains are taking bacon beyond the traditional applications, tempting customers with new techniques and products.

Seasonal beverage innovation continues at the chain, with the addition of seven new items for spring and summer.

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