Was Starbucks’ price hike a good idea?

The company is risking more traffic challenges with steep price increases, says RB’s The Bottom Line.


The restaurant-grocery gap is narrowing

Grocers are raising prices, but restaurants are still increasing theirs at a faster rate, says RB's The Bottom Line.

Price may not even be the most important factor

Here’s how restaurants can promote value without focusing on price alone.

Other attributes rank higher than food quality when it comes to how much consumers will pay at restaurants, the research shows.

The maximum prices that consumers say they are willing to pay for fast-casual meals have gone up over the past two years, according to a recent study from Technomic.

The chicken-wing chain will up the cost to imbibe at its company-owned locations beginning in August.

A single cup of the super-premium java goes for $7.50 at the chain’s Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room unit.

The conundrum facing operators is to go with new, used or both. Budget, needs and anticipated usage are the major considerations.

The recession nearly led to the category's demise, but concepts that evolved survived—and even thrived.