Experts compare popular family restaurants for the best value.
Experts compare popular family restaurants for the best value.
It's hard to stay competitive in the restaurant business, no matter how well-established your brand is. In the past 10 years, some of America's biggest chains have seen their sales fall by more than 50%, and closed hundreds of locations. 24/7 Wall St. reviews the chains with the biggest declines.
Shares of P.F. Chang's soared nearly 30% Tuesday after the restaurant chain agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Centerbridge Partners in a $1.1 billion deal. Here's what it all means for the rest of the dynamic casual dining industry.
Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Taco is an important part of Yum! Brands' strategy to turn the chain's fortunes around in the U.S. It's also a crazy idea, and one of the strangest menu items you can find at America's fast food chains.
Don Thompson, a champion of McDonald's expanded menu offerings and spruced-up restaurants will soon take the top spot at the world's biggest burger chain.
With all the sturm und drang surrounding Facebook's upcoming May IPO, few media outlets are giving much oxygen to the IPO of online review hub Yelp, due March 2. It will give Yelp a market cap of around $800 million -- and the company isn't even profitable.
Chances are, you'll be more generous with your honey this Valentine's Day than last. Consumer spending on the holiday is expected to exceed last year's levels, according to surveys from the National Retail Federation and American Express.
Everybody knows the basic rules for saving money on food. Don't eat out. Ditch the steaks in favor of ground beef. Stick to the staples, like milk and potatoes. But a recent USDA report shows that, in 2011, some traditional money saving guidelines proved useless as food prices went through the roof.
Frugal foodies, rejoice! A growing list of websites is making it easier to indulge in culinary adventures that won't take a big bite out of your wallet. Here are five sites designed to help you find foodie-worthy restaurants that are affordable, too.
Running a restaurant has never been easy, but it's getting harder to succeed these days for eateries that shun the social couponing and new media games. A decade ago, all you needed was a strong concept, a healthy strategy and a few ads in the local paper, but the Internet has changed everything.
The 63 restaurants Friendly's closed on Wednesday resulted in about 1,260 layoffs -- more than 12% of the company's 10,300 person workforce. Everyone from managers to dishwashers were told Tuesday evening that the following day would be their last at Friendly's.
The world's fourth Elvis-themed restaurant is scheduled to open in a mall in Georgia this year. But not in the Peach State in the heart of the Dixie -- the Elvis American Diner is in the Republic of Georgia. Seems that in the former Soviet Union, the King and 1950s Americana are considered pretty nifty.
Kentucky Fried Chicken says it is shutting down its fryers for good in Fiji, saying the government compromised its so-called famous blend of 11 herbs and spices by stopping KFC from importing key ingredients. Fiji says that's just an excuse.
When it's time for some R&R in the sun, Americans have a wealth of options. But based on summertime hotel room rentals, which one takes the crown? Orlando with its theme parks? New York with its culture? Washington with it's history? L.A. with its beaches? None of the above. Curious? Read on ...
America is getting heavier and less healthy every year, and our increasing consumption of fast food is at least partially to blame. 24/7 Wall St. examined the menus of the top 10 quick service restaurants to find the items that were the highest in calories, carbohydrates, sodium and saturated fat. Here's what they found:
While Chipotle's fresh Mexican fare has many fans in the U.S., the company has also been adding new restaurants in Europe and is looking at further expansion worldwide. It reported impressive first quarter numbers -- but will higher food costs put the brakes on its expansion plans?
Before social media was a gleam in the Internet's eye, Tim and Nina Zagat built a crowd-sourced culinary reviewing empire out of the simple idea that ordinary people could rank restaurants as well as any famous critic. Here's how they did it, and where the Zagat's guides are headed in the Digital Age.
IHOP lovers rejoice. The fabled pancake house has launched a new line of frozen breakfast items inspired by its 1,513-unit restaurant chain. The...
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Find out how much cheaper it is making your own hamburgers vs. dining out.
As the economy improves, Americans have begun splurging again. But they're limiting their indulgences to haircuts, casual dining and coffee, while continuing to forego many bigger expenditures, like vacations and dining at expensive restaurants.
Chipotle (CMG), the chain restaurant serving Mexican food, fired hundreds of workers in Minnesota after receiving notice from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had "suspect documents." The ICE began its probe of Chipotle in Minnesota, where the company employs about 1,200 workers, The Wall Street Journal reported. The probe has since spread to Chipotle restaurants in Virginia and Washington, DC.
A judge in Louisville, Ky., has ruled that KFC must cooperate with franchisees on advertising, but that it can nix campaigns that it believes could hurt the brand.
McDonald's boosted its profit last year with the launch of new beverages and expansion in emerging markets. Can it keep up the growth this year as food prices rise?
Spending for the lovers' holiday this year is expected to climb 5.8% over 2009, and that spells opportunity for investors. Here are some greeting card, candy, jewelry, flower and restaurant stocks that could get a lift from sweethearts looking for that special something.
Get a $25 gift certificate to your favorite restaurant for $2 using Restaurant.com coupon code MEAL. The deal expires Jan. 31, 2011. The coupon code...