Fast-Casual Growth Slows

Fast-casual chains grew sales a cumulative 8.4 percent in 2016, to a total of $40.4 billion, according to Technomic, Inc.’s new Top 250 Fast-Casual Chain Restaurant Report.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Pilots B-Dubs Express

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. will pilot two new small-format locations in the Minneapolis metro market this summer.

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bite-sized buzz for June

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

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Restaurant Sales Continued to Decline in May

May was a disappointing month for chain restaurants, according to data from TDn2K’s Restaurant Industry Snapshot, which is based on weekly sales from more than 27,000 restaurant units across more than 155 brands.

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U.S. Restaurant Traffic Steady Overall, Some Pockets of Decline

Consumer spending grew by 1.3 percent and visits to restaurants and foodservice outlets held steady in the first quarter of 2017, according to The NPD Group’s CREST foodservice market research report, which tracks daily how U.S. consumers use restaurants and foodservice outlets.

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First Kosher-Certified Tavern in the U.S. Opens

First launched in 2012, Citron & Rose Tavern & Market (C&R) has reopened after a yearlong renovation and reimaging under new owner David Magerman and James Beard award-winning Chef Michael Solomonov.

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