Top 100 Independents

Sales-boosting tactics of the 2016 Top 100 Independents


Dual locations have generated strong returns overseas and could provide a spark to the chains’ domestic development.

Behind the Menu: Hyper-local Wisconsin ingredients and a three-day baking process turn out pastries that are in high demand by hotel guests.

Marketing Bites: After its now-walked back comments about dynamic pricing, the burger chain is catching the flame-grilled indignation of some restaurant competitors.

The 600-unit taco chain began testing the technology from Presto in 2022 and said last year that it was exceeding expectations.