Special Reports

America's favorite family-dining chains


The former SVP of operations for the Dunkin' and Arby's parent will oversee Shake Shack's company-operated U.S. restaurants.

Melt Bar & Grilled, an Ohio chain that was featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel, joins the Chicago concept Kuma’s Corner and other small chains running into post-pandemic financial problems.

Sushi and Korean barbecue were on fire in 2023. Full-service pizza, meanwhile, came up cold.

Officials say the cause of death was a heart attack. The executive chef of New York concepts Crown Shy, Saga and Overstory had a number of projects in the works and seemed at the top of his game.