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Are Tuesdays the new Mondays?

Here is a roundup of Tuesday meal deals helping drive traffic on that day of the week.

Operations

5 forces chipping away at franchising

Business as usual is out the door. These factors are causing operators to reshape the traditional model.

McDonald’s revealed last month that it’s a full year ahead of schedule in selling 4,000 company-run restaurants to franchisees, a key turnaround objective it now intends to hit by the end of 2017. The...

Why's an operator cheering a possible upswing in food prices? And has Maine's governor hit on a new way of getting restaurant employees' lobbying help? Those are just some of the questions that were posed by surprising developments of the past week.

Same-store sales fell 7.4% systemwide, and revenues dropped 25% because of accelerated refranchising.

Consumers say these restaurant chains provide the best guest pampering.

Customers rate the best and worst quick-service restaurant chains for bathroom cleanliness in a recent Technomic survey.

A quick look at daypart data uncovers the most popular drive times and the chains that are getting the traffic.

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.

Is the industry going a little crazy, or is it just a garden-variety midlife crisis? Here's the evidence to consider.