McAlister’s Returns to Its Roots

This fast-casual deli concept redesigned its prototype to emphasize connections to communities, hospitality and elevated food.

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One Problem | Three Solutions: The Rise of Off-Premises Dining

What can I do to prepare my restaurant for takeout and delivery orders?

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Publisher's Note: Momentum

Excitement is building for the 2019 rd+d awards. 

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Trend: Sports Arena Restaurant Development

When longtime Chicago Cubs fan Tom Ricketts bought the team in 2009, fans rejoiced. Maybe this was the key to a better team and a better Wrigley Field, the venerable ballpark the team has called home since 1916. Two years later, Theo Epstein signed on as president of baseball operations, and Ricketts’ real estate arm, Hickory Street Capital, began laying out plans for development in the area.

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Arby's Launches Brand Revitalization Drive, Supports Remodels with New Financing Option

Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), franchisor of nearly 3,400 Arby's restaurants worldwide, has launched a major remodeling program across its nationwide network.

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Starbucks Announces Global Greener Stores Commitment, New Roastery in Italy

Starbucks plans to open 10,000 “greener stores” by 2025. Over the next year, the coffee giant intends to develop an accredited program to audit all existing company-operated stores in the U.S. and Canada via a comprehensive framework for environmentally friendly design.

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