Sales & Finance

How your restaurant sales and profits compare to competitors' and what you can do to improve financial performance

Right now, operators believe that food costs are up. “But if you work through the actual PPI numbers, they are flat over the last five years,” says Joe Pawlak, managing principal for Technomic...

With the growing number of options available—and the pressure to add delivery mounting—preparation for a delivery partnership is key. That means asking questions. What are the partner’s standards for...

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Read on for at-a-glance highlights on economic and consumer drivers, as well as same-store sales gains, through the lens of Technomic’s analysts.

A quick look at daypart data uncovers the most popular drive times and the chains that are getting the traffic. On average, a limited-service restaurant sees about a third of its drive-thru traffic...

As consumers increase their off-premise dining, limited-service operators will continue to study their priorities and habits, as well as borrow ideas from chains who are doing it right. Technomic’s...

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We’ve seen the drive-thru of the future and it is easier, faster and friendlier.

With or without Howard Schultz at the helm, Starbucks plans to drive innovation as part of a five-year strategy for a quantum leap in sales. Here’s a quick review. Upgraded products The foundation...

As more LSRs look for ways to grow sales outside the store, the competition for catering occasions is increasing. Business catering is even more challenging as company reputations or culture come...

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While fast casual’s collective sales may be slowing due to segment maturation, money is still going into the segment. These four concepts are rising above the slowdown.

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Not every restaurant development of the past year deserved commemoration with a smiley face. Here are a few of low points.

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