bite-sized buzz for May 24

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk, including a bunch of mergers and acquisitions, development deals and much more.

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Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar Rebranding

Casual-dining chain Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar began rolling out a branding refresh at its U.S. stores on May 1. The brand refresh includes a new company logo and a new tagline: “America’s Sports Restaurant.”

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Millennials Beef Up Brand Equity; Boomers Seek Healthier Options

Millennials are beefing up restaurant brands, awarding higher than average brand equity (4.7 points) to coffee shops, QSRs, casual-dining and chicken chains, according to new research from The Harris Poll's 29th annual EquiTrend Study.

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Full-Service Restaurants Face Uphill Battle in 2017

Technomic’s Top 500 Report reveals that the restaurant industry overall fared well in 2016, but full-service restaurants experienced highs and lows, with annual sales growth dipping to 1.4 percent and unit growth remaining flat.

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What Diners Really Want: Stated Intent Vs. Actual Drivers

What consumers say they want from a restaurant meal is not necessarily what determines where they dine out.

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bite-sized buzz for May 15, 2017

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk, including mergers and acquisitions, development deals, new hires, and much more.

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