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While working with staff and guests to get on board with sustainability initiatives has its challenges, working with franchisees can pose even greater ones.

Ted's Montana Grill, a 46-unit restaurant chain adds a pair of industry veterans to its management team.

Leveraging a more efficient unit prototype this Mongolian barbeque chain takes a steady approach to growing its business.

Phil Mott, a hospitality and restaurant business instructor at Kendall College in Chicago, outlines his picks for this year's food trends, and some of the equipment and design implications that go hand-in-hand.

Health food nuts, meet quick-serve. Quick-serve, meet chef-driven. Celebrity chefs Art Smith and Tal Ronnen have teamed up with chain veterans to introduce LYFE Kitchen, a socially responsible, healthy-food focused brand opening its first restaurant in Palo Atlo, Calif., with additional first stores planned for the Chicago area.

Blimpie, CKE, Mama Fu's, Pei Wei Asian Diner and Saladworks moved forward with expansion plans this past week, while the back and forth between McCormick & Schmick's and Landry's Restaurants Inc. CEO Tilman Fertitta continued to evolve.

Foodservice equipmment and supplies manufacturer Vollrath adds to its diverse product line through this acquisition from Libbey.

Arby's, Jamba Juice, Red Robin, Shane's Rib Shack and Yum! Brands all made operational news this past week.

Aggressive growth plans and management updates are part of Big Game Brands' acquisition of this casual dining chain.

As a result of Harris Pappas' retirement, Luby's announced a series of changes to its management team.

Cheesesteak franchise on an aggressive growth curve beefs up its management team by hiring first-ever COO.

Restaurant industry veteran Keymer sheds the interim tag to assume Huddle House leadership position full-time.