Sales & Finance

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

Regardless of how wildly Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump celebrates victory on Nov. 8, restaurateurs are the ones likely to suffer a hangover. New research shows sizable chunks of the public are...

It’s been about a year since Union Square Hospitality Group’s President and CEO Danny Meyer started implementing his no-tipping policy as a new mode of compensation. Tom Colicchio—owner of Craft,...

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While independents aren’t immune to the issues plaguing chains in today’s restaurant climate, these top concepts are managing to jump the business hurdles to keep both staff and guests satisfied.

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The Top 100 is ranked by sales, but the list measures success. These operators never say they know a "secret" to success, but why do they perform so well?

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With Taco Cabana's parent reportedly attracting interest from private equity, here's a look at other fast-casual taco brands seeing investments from such firms.

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Even the indies holding strong on our current Top 100 ranking are feeling battered, showing that no operator can rest on their laurels in today’s tumultuous times.

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The evidence is irrefutable: After a decent start to the year, restaurants are having a tough time luring customers and getting them to spend.

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For a clear snapshot of the restaurant brands that have their sights set on global expansion, here’s an exploration of the top 25 fastest-growing chains in the world.

Regional concepts can expand their customer base by shipping signature foods nationwide. But logistics such as weather, quality control and the expense of packaging pose a high barrier to entry. It...

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The restaurants that make the most money are not always the ones that consumers love the most. Here, we rank the leading full-service chains using a formula that includes financials, consumer satisfaction and value.