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U.S. Restaurant Industry - Largest U.S. Restaurant Chains Facts & News

Find statistics and research about the U.S. restaurant industry and facts and news about the largest U.S. restaurant chains here.
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Restaurant Customer Experience Story - Panera Bread, Service Failures and Service Recovery
Get expert analysis of a real restaurant service failure, service recovery, and the restaurant chain’s plans to stop customer defection in the future. This is a real restaurant customer service story about Panera Bread which reveals the ups, downs and customer service inconsistencies, and whether restaurant technology can improve the Panera customer experience.

2014 Best Restaurant & Retail Franchise Chains and Opportunities Worldwide
This is a list of the retail franchises ranked as the best in the world for 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009. The annual list of Top 100 Global Franchises is compiled by FranchiseDirect.com based on the best financial performance, social and environmental responsibility, and franchisee support, according to FranchiseDirect.com.

Revenue Rankings of Largest U.S. Quick Service and Fast Casual Restaurant Chains
Find domestic revenue rankings for the largest U.S. quick service and fast casual retail restaurant chains here. This multi-year comparison reveals that the largest restaurant chains in the U.S. are also the largest restaurant chains in the world and the restaurant chains ranked at the top of the QSR 50 list in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 aren't going to lose their revenue dominance to any up and coming restaurant chains any time soon.

Best and Hottest New Retail Restaurant Concepts of the Decade 2013 - 2000
In the past decade, 112 restaurant chains in the U.S. retail industry have been named as "hot concepts" because of their innovations in strategies, execution, theme, style, etc. This is a complete alphabetized list of the restaurants that have been included on the Nation's Restaurant News "Hot Concepts" list for an entire decade - from 2000 to 2013.

2013 Top Ten U.S. Pizza Restaurant Chain Trendsetters in Innovation & Marketing
Domino’s, Papa John’s, Papa Murphy’s, Pizza Hut, and Naked pizza are among the top ten retail pizza makers that are leading the pizza sector of the U.S. restaurant industry into the future by creating trends in technology, innovation, franchising, marketing and more. Find The 2013 Top Ten Pizza Restaurant Chain Trendsetters in the U.S. in this...

Dining and Eating Options Christmas Day December 25, 2012 - Restaurants Open
Find all dining and eating out options near you for Christmas 2012 in this article. Starbucks, McDonald’s Denny’s, IHOP, and more U.S. restaurant chains will have Christmas Day 2012 dining hours. This is a list of opening and closing times for all restaurants open for dining out, eating out, and taking out on 12/25/2012

Studies, News and Buzz From the Biggest Burger Chains in the Restaurant Industry
Find studies, news, and buzz about the biggest burger fast food chains in the U.S. restaurant industry in this article. Get information about recent protests against McDonald’s, fast food restaruant research, Burger King pollution potential, and a scientific study about imprinting burgers onto the brains of children here.

Best U.S. Fast Food Menu Items, Restaurants, Chains & Franchises
Fast food and restaurant customers rated and ranked all the major U.S. restaurant chains and franchises in the annual Zagat Fast Food Survey in 2012, and the results revealed customer favorites for best burgers, best pizza, best coffee, best desserts, top cuisine, etc. Which fast food and full service restaurants are the best in the U.S.? ...

Restaurant Customer Service Failures - Panera Bread Customer Service Story
When Panera’s virtual promises don’t translate into reality at their restaurants, the lost customer loyalty that results threaten Panera’s ongoing and future success. Read a true Panera Bread customer service story which turned into a customer loyalty-breaking service failure.

Biggest U.S. Fast Food and Quick Serve Hamburger Restaurant Chains 2009 - 2012
The top U.S. fast food and quick serve hamburger restaurant chains are the ones with the largest annual revenue, according to QSR magazine’s annual QSR Top 50. Find out how McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and other major retail restaurant chains that specialize in hamburgers ranked against their competitors in this 2009 - 2012 Biggest Fast...

Biggest U.S. Fast Food and Quick Serve Hamburger Restaurant Chains 2009 - 2012
The top U.S. fast food and quick serve hamburger restaurant chains are the ones with the largest annual revenue, according to QSR magazine’s annual QSR Top 50. Find out how McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and other major retail restaurant chains that specialize in hamburgers ranked against their competitors in this 2009 - 2012 Biggest Fast Food and Quick Serve Hamburger Restaurant comparison.

Restaurant Chains On Facebook - Find Jobs, Coupons Freebies & Promotions
Why do consumers and job hunters like and follow multi-unit retail restaurant chains on Facebook? Because almost all national and regional restaurant chains are bribing customers to "like" their restaurant Facebook page in exchange for freebies, coupons, discounts, and other customer loyalty bribes. Find U.S. restaurant chain jobs, coupons, discounts, and freebies on the Facebook pages of some of the largest and most popular restaurant chains.

Top Ten Worst McDonald's Menu Food Items for Fat Content
What are the Worst McDonald's Menu Food Items for Fat Calories? Which McDonald's Foods Choices have the Highest Amount of Fat Content? Get answers to these frequently asked questions about McDonald's menu items with a list of the Top Ten Worst McDonald's Food Items for Fat Content here.

Top Ten Worst McDonald's Menu Food Items for Fat Content
What are the Worst McDonald's Menu Food Items for Fat Calories? Which McDonald's Foods Choices have the Highest Amount of Fat Content? Get answers to these frequently asked questions about McDonald's menu items with a list of the Top Ten Worst McDonald's Food Items for Fat Content here.

U.S. Restaurant Movers & Shakers Comparison 2011-2013 - Best Restaurant Concept
Find a complete list of the fast casual restaurants that were named the movers and shakers in the U.S. restaurant industry for 2011, 2012, and 2013 here. Fazoli’s, Firehouse, Chipotle, and Freshii are among the best restaurant brands and concepts creating trends in the U.S. restaurant industry. Find out which fast casual restaurant chains are hot and which ones are not in this article.

US Restaurant Chain Menus - Complete List of Current Menu Item Descriptions
This is a complete index of the most current menus for the largest U.S. restaurant chains including Subway, Applebees, Taco Bell, McDonald's, Olive Garden, Burger King, Wendy's, and Chili's restaurant menus. Find the current menu items and menu item descriptions for all the popular U.S. restaurants here.

Largest Pizza Restaurant Chains in the US - Domestic Revenue Rankings
What is the largest pizza restaurants in the U.S.? Find a complete list of the largest U.S. retail industry pizza restaurant chains here along with their rankings for 2008, 2009, and 2010 and compare it to the rankings of other major restaurants specializing in retail pizza sales.

Publicly Traded U.S. Restaurants - Complete List of Restaurant Chains
Get a complete list of publicly traded U.S. retail multi-store restaurant chains and their stock symbols here.

Zagat's "Best" Restaurant Survey - Customers Rank Best Restaurants
Get the results of the latest Zagat survey which named the "best" restaurant chains in the U.S. retail restaurant industry. Find out which U.S. restaurants were named the best fast food, full service, and quick refreshment restaurants according to restaurant diners.

Zagat's "Best" Restaurant Survey - Customers Rank Best Restaurants
Get the results of the latest Zagat survey which named the "best" restaurant chains in the U.S. retail restaurant industry. Find out which U.S. restaurants were named the best fast food, full service, and quick refreshment restaurants according to restaurant diners.

Restaurant Performance Index - Future Outlook of Restaurant Operators
Find out what restaurant operators throughout the U.S. think about the present conditions and future outlook for the retail restaurant industry. Similar to the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Survey, the National Restaurant Association measures the optimism and pessimism of restaurant leaders in this Restaurant Performance Index.

Emerging Restaurant Chains in the U.S. - Small Restaurant Chain Growth
This is a list of restaurants that have been designated as "emerging" because of the rapid growth of their chains. Find out which relatively unknown restaurant chains are on a fast track to national expansion and restaurant notoriety in this list.

U.S. Steak Restaurants Forced Into Bankruptcy by Recession Frugality
This is a list of the steak restaurant chains that were forced into bankruptcy when frugal U.S. consumers shunned luxury during the recession. As consumers started eating in and trading down with their restaurant choices, the steak restaurant category had a particularly high number of bankrupt casualties. Find out which steak restaurants didn't survive recession cutbacks in this list.

Waffle House Customer Service - High Standards from a Humble Chain
Find out how a low-priced restaurant chain maintains high service standards with a non-negotiable list of customer experience guidelines. This is an article about an unexpectedly good Waffle House experience and the employee motivation that made it happen.

Best Restaurant Franchises - Franchise 500 and 200 Restaurant Rankings
This is a list of the top U.S. restaurant franchises, according to the most recent annual Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 and the Franchise Times Franchise 200 lists. Find the difference in criteria used to determine each "best restaurant" on the lists, and discover which franchise chains have been designated as the "top" franchises for multiple years.

Birthday Club Freebies, Gifts & Discounts from U.S. Restaurant Chains
Birthday Club freebies are emerging as a strong and common promotional tool for U.S. retail restaurants. This is a list of the major U.S. restaurant chains that help customers celebrate their birthdays with freebies, gifts, discounts, and specials.

La Famiglia, In-n-Out Burger - 2013 Most Family-Friendly U.S. Restaurant Chains
In 2013, restaurant chains like La Famiglia, In-n-Out Burger, and Fogo de Chao are some of the chains that have been recognized as having the best atmosphere, service, and menus for multi-generational family dining experiences. Find the list of the U.S. restaurant chains that were included on the Urban Spoon 2013 Most Popular Family-Friendly Restaurants in America list.

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