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Sales Climb 3.5% for Top 500 Chains

According to Technomic’s Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report, the foodservice consultancy’s annual update on the top U.S. chain restaurant organizations, U.S. systemwide sales for the group grew to an estimated $264 billion in 2013, up more than $8.

COEX Innovation Awards Recognize Groundbreaking Foodservice Operators

For the third consecutive year, The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) recognizes four outstanding foodservice chain operators through the COEX Innovation Awards. The winners will receive their awards during IFMA’s Chain Operators EXchange (COEX), March 3 to 6, 2013 at The Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.

Madame Chairman

As Roz Mallet treads the halls of Congress before meeting with legislators about important restaurant-industry issues, she’s on the phone, discussing a separate, vital matter with her business partner at their fledgling company back home in Dallas.