If McDonald reports improving earnings on Friday, one reason will be its Dollar Menu, not its iconic burger.
Keep that in mind as the market reacts to China.
A Texas restaurateur has trademarked the term, hoping to stake a claim on a booming industry.
A torrent of foreign capital is poised to flow into the US.
The gains enjoyed by casual dining stocks could soon be erased as consumers begin pinching pennies.
The restaurant chain apologizes after an employee thought plainclothes police officers violated its gun policy.
A Beverly Hills hotspot has started calling out patrons who skip their reservations as the service industry tries to put online pressure on ill-behaved customers.
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