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The Future 50 2008

Restaurant Business Magazine's annual ranking of the fastest growing small chains in America.

My best mistake

"I lost my cool—at the wrong person."— Kat Cole, President, CinnabonAccording to a business fable that’s made the rounds, a mid-level executive...

More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the industry overall. Restaurant Business focused on the leading 250 performers to identify trends for our first-ever special report delivering lessons from Technomic’s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. This special package includes lessons for all operators from the largest chains by segment, menu category and more.

Operators are looking to cash in on the chatter surrounding this year’s presidential race.

The sandwich shop has struck a deal to open units in 15 Crossroads IGA locations throughout the country.

The sandwich category increased sales by 2.9% and units by 0.3%, despite category heavyweight Subway's 1.7% sales decline and 1.3% unit decline.

Diners rated these chains as tops when it comes to healthful options.

Foodservice suppliers provide a look at products designed to make an operator’s job easier.

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