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Red Lobster Completes Sale, Revamps Food Presentation

Red Lobster Completes Sale, Revamps Food Presentation

Now that Golden Gate Capital has acquired Red Lobster from Darden Restaurants, the seafood chain is trying to emphasize its quality.
With Investors Hungry for Fast-Casual Chicken, El Pollo Loco Makes Strong Public Debut

With Investors Hungry for Fast-Casual Chicken, El Pollo Loco Makes Strong Public Debut

Shares of the Mexican-style chicken franchise were off to a strong start on their first day of trading.
6 Super-Hot Food Trends You Need to Know About

6 Super-Hot Food Trends You Need to Know About

Barbecue, snack mashups and the next Sriracha – here's what Technomic predicts restaurants will be serving up in the second half of 2014.
El Pollo Loco Files to Go Public

El Pollo Loco Files to Go Public

The California-based Mexican grilled-chicken franchise, which attempted to go public in 2006, is eyeing a $100 million IPO.
Taco Bell and KFC's Parent Company Sees a Future in Vietnamese Sandwiches

Taco Bell and KFC's Parent Company Sees a Future in Vietnamese Sandwiches

Yum Brands is testing a new 'banh mi' concept in Dallas, attempting to capitalize on the growing fast-casual market.
The Quickest Way to Make Customers Like Your Food: Raise Your Prices.

The Quickest Way to Make Customers Like Your Food: Raise Your Prices.

A new study shows that when customers pay more, they perceive their food as tastier.
Panera Gets Serious About Tech, Says Its Future Depends On It

Panera Gets Serious About Tech, Says Its Future Depends On It

The soup and sandwich chain is introducing tech upgrades that include mobile ordering and self-checkout kiosks.
Is This the Year Fast-Food Pizza Disappears?

Is This the Year Fast-Food Pizza Disappears?

Domino's and Pizza Hut are attempting to compete with fast-casual rookies by upping quality and revamping design.
How a Cafe Chain Rebranded With a Pro Surfer

How a Cafe Chain Rebranded With a Pro Surfer

A chain rebrands with a local focus, a surf theme and a celebrity endorsement.
How to Put a New Spin on an Old Idea

How to Put a New Spin on an Old Idea

The retro-1950s-diner restaurant theme has been done to death. So how has DickieJo's managed to start up and thrive?
Lime Fresh, a Slower Alternative to the Fast-Casual Franchise

Lime Fresh, a Slower Alternative to the Fast-Casual Franchise

At Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, customers are encouraged to linger. And the concept caught the eye of Ruby Tuesday, now a licensee.
Three Franchise Industries to Watch

Three Franchise Industries to Watch

Here's a look at three of the most popular industries in this year's Franchise 500 and the trends that are shaping their future.

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