Sales & Finance

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

A major educational component of the 2015 National Restaurant Association Show was a conference within a conference, a half-day session focused on the ways restaurant operators can raise growth...

Speakers at yesterday’s Restaurant Finance Summit stressed that a restaurant company should be as careful about selecting the right private-equity investor as the funding firms are in choosing where...

If a restaurant company opts to fund its growth by selling a piece of the operation to outside investors, be it a private-equity firm or the public, there are some common experiences they should...

Takeout’s sibling, delivery, is seeing notable activity as well, and it’s mainly coming from third-party providers and the investors who seem to love them. GrubHub, the online behemoth that, until...

There was not much for Olive Garden to celebrate in the quarterly earnings report from Orlando, Fla.-based parent Darden Restaurants this March. Comp sales were the lowest among Darden’s stable of...

At a time when the country is seeing established, successful concepts close or relocate because of rapidly escalating rents, operators are focusing on other ways to make a lease still work for them...

A just-released ranking of restaurant chains by sales volume shows a changing of the guard underway, with giant quick-service concepts, long the dominant forces of the industry, being successfully...

With the rollout of apps sending real-time wait times to customers’ smartphones, the pressure on operators to keep tables turning is greater than ever, but its hardly a new concern. “Making guests...

Operators are looking beyond their front door to bring in dollars during April. Whether it’s relying on another industry’s drawing power to boost traffic or reaching outside their four walls for...

Attendees of the Restaurant Leadership Conference are presented with no fewer than four detailed reports on the health of the industry and what trends are contributing to or detracting from it. The...

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