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Sweetgreen is known for drawing long lines.

Sweetgreen is now valued at more than $1 billion

Sweetgreen has grown rapidly since it launched in 2007. Now, after raising an additional $200 million, it is being valued at over $1 billion.

We compared meals at Applebee’s and TGI Fridays as the chains battle for dominance, and the winner is clear

Applebee's and TGI Fridays have struggled in recent years, overhauling menus and marketing to convince customers to return. We visited both chains to see who was succeeding in their mission to win over sit-down, casual dining customers.
MOD Pizza is the fastest-growing chain in the US.

These 5 restaurant chains are taking over America

These restaurant chains are opening dozens of locations and increasing sales by millions of dollars. If there isn't one in your town yet, there probably will be soon.
TGI Fridays has made some major changes — including when it comes to mozzarella sticks.

TGI Fridays is overhauling its entire menu. A visit to the struggling chain proves why that is necessary.

TGI Fridays is overhauling its entire menu, with plans to have replaced or improved 100% of items by the end of 2018. A trip to the chain shows that some of the changes are not the improvements that TGI Fridays desperately needs.
Applebee's is aiming for a comeback.

We visited Applebee’s as the chain tries to claw its way out of a downward spiral. Here’s the verdict.

Applebee's is gunning for a comeback after a sales slump. The chain closed 99 locations in 2017. We visited an Applebee's restaurant to see how the menu revamp was going and were impressed by the deals — and the cheap drinks.

Applebee’s CEO slams reports that millennials are killing the chain as ‘false news’

The CEO of Applebee's and IHOP called the "death of casual, family dining" coming at the hands of millennials "false news." But CEO Stephen Joyce said to Business Insider that Applebee's has made some mistakes in trying to win over younger customers.

Applebee’s and IHOP’s parent company is on the hunt to buy a fast-casual chain within a year

Applebee's and IHOP's parent company, Dine Brands, is planning to acquire a new fast-casual chain by the end of 2018. "We want to get into a category that's growing faster than the categories we're in," Dine Brands CEO Stephen Joyce told Business Insider.
Twin Peaks mixes scantily-clad servers with a menu built for "foodies."

This racy ‘breastaurant’ chain is becoming a major threat to Hooters — and it has a secret weapon

Hooters rival Twin Peaks is beating the original "breastauarant" brand at its own game.

We tried Olive Garden’s most confusing take on Italian food yet — here’s the verdict

Olive Garden is now selling a Meatball Pizza Bowl. But is it pizza, or a bowl? We tried it and were confused.
TGI Fridays' revamped shrimp and salmon

TGI Fridays is overhauling its entire menu as the chain tries to claw its way out of a restaurant industry death trap

TGI Fridays is overhauling its menu as the chain looks for a way to escape the slumping sales plaguing the casual-dining industry.