Gary M. Stern

Can Seafood Chains Keep Pace with Competitors?

A look at the ranking of the top 500 restaurant chains in the U.S. reveals that the country is burger and pizza happy, increasingly dines on tacos and enchiladas, and can’t resist chicken wings.

Can Friendly's Rediscover the Magic?

Like many family-dining restaurants, Friendly’s found itself in a jam. Fewer people were dining out, frequenting shopping malls, and business was down.

Can Family Dining Survive the Changing Times?

In a study of restaurant chains in 2018 by TDn2K, a Dallas-based research firm, nearly all facets of dining out, including fast casual and quick service, showed expanding revenue except for one seg