Consumer Trends

FSR 50: America’s Top 50 Emerging Restaurant Chains

This collection of 50 emerging chains with 50 or fewer locations offers plenty of insight into how a full-service restaurant concept can grow. We’ve got the numbers driving the most exciting chains—and tips that will help your growing brand chart its own world domination. ...

Buffalo Wild Wings Resurrects Wing Tuesdays

Buffalo Wild Wings’ turnaround efforts have chipped away at something chief executive Paul Brown alluded to before the ink dried on Arby’s deal to acquire the 1,200-unit chain.

The Reasons Customers Swear Off Restaurants

One positive side effect of rising wages, as far as restaurants are concerned, is higher consumer spending. Does that balance out the labor issue? Probably not, but it doesn’t hurt, either. ...