White Castle has brought on the comfort foods, as it returns the Sloppy Joe Slider and Mac and Cheese Nibblers, and adds a new Smoky Joe Slider

White Castle launches Smoky Joe Slider, returns Sloppy Joe Slider

QSR also brings back Mac and Cheese Nibblers

White Castle has brought on the comfort foods, as it returns the Sloppy Joe Slider and Mac and Cheese Nibblers, and adds a new Smoky Joe Slider. Customers will be able to mix and match sliders in the burger and slider chain’s newly-released six-pack, which is priced at $6.

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The Subway sandwich-shop chain named Chef Paul Fabre senior vice president of Culinary and Innovation. He joins Subway’s culinary team

Subway names Paul Fabre senior vice president, Culinary and Innovation

Veteran chef, executive brings two decades of experience to sandwich chain

The Subway sandwich-shop chain named Chef Paul Fabre senior vice president of Culinary and Innovation. He joins Subway’s culinary and product development team, equipped with two decades of restaurant experience, as the QSR chain seeks to find its renaissance amid a national health crisis and on-and-off battles with franchisees over discounts.

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Hot pot chain The Dolar Shop opens its first Manhattan restaurant today in the East Village on 3rd Ave

Hot pot chain The Dolar Shop opens restaurant in Manhattan’s East Village

First restaurant in Manhattan, second in New York opens with limited seating

Hot pot chain The Dolar Shop opens its first Manhattan restaurant today in the East Village. The 3rd Avenue opening is the second among a potential four New York units of the Chinese-Macanese, one-person, hot pot chain that are arriving in the market. The 55-unit, global restaurant venture previously expanded to Sydney, Vancouver, Seattle, and Flushing, New York.

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El Pollo Loco launched a redesign of its restaurants, aiming to take its off-premise business to the next level - the new design is called L.A. Mexi

El Pollo Loco to debut new design format in 2021, focusing on drive-thru, curbside pickup

New design also focuses on outdoor dining amid COVID-19 pandemic

El Pollo Loco launched a redesign of its restaurants, aiming to take its off-premise business to the next level. The fire-grilled chicken chain has reimagined the layout, known as L.A. Mex, based on new consumer habits to create its restaurant of the future. Moving forward, the digital and contactless experience—of primary interest to consumers due to COVID-19—are front and center in the new prototypes.

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November restaurant industry comp(arable) sales decreased 10.3 percent from last year. Comp traffic also dropped 16.3 percent

Restaurant industry sales fall 10.3 percent during month of November: Black Box

Renewed restrictions, restaurant avoidance, coronavirus surge converge

November restaurant industry comp(arable) sales decreased 10.3 percent from last year. Comp traffic also dropped 16.3 percent, according to new data released by data-analytics firm Black Box Intelligence. Comp sales results are down nearly 3 percentage-points from October, when the industry posted a 7.5 percent decrease from last year. Starting with May’s sales results, each month had been sequentially better as 2020 progressed.

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Boston Market expanded a variety of holiday meal options: Whole Roasted Turkey, Spiral-Sliced Ham and Rotisserie Prime Rib

Boston Market expands holiday meal options, including Whole Roasted Turkey, Prime Rib, Spiral-Sliced Ham

Fast-casual rotisserie chain looks to boost holiday-time business

Boston Market expanded a variety of meal options for the 2020 holiday season. Whole Roasted Turkey, Spiral-Sliced Ham and Rotisserie Prime Rib make up the Heat & Serve meals collection. These come with sides, appetizers and pies, serving four to 12 people at about $10 per person. The 300-unit fast-casual restaurant chain also expanded catering, in-restaurant a-la-carte and home-delivery options, as well.

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