Special Reports

America's favorite family-dining chains


The Bottom Line: The first unit of McDonald’s opened to long lines in its first two days. The concept proves that the company can get attention. And it’s willing to take some chances.

The chain has asked Starbucks workers Union to push through disagreements on the format of negotiations and bang out all contracts by 2025.

Executive Summary: A roundup of high-level hirings and promotions in the restaurant business includes changes for Red Robin.

Working Lunch: A newly formed alliance includes parties that are usually opposed to the industry on political matters.