Sales & Finance

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

Ending waitstaffs’ dependence on tips is a big and sobering move, four early proponents agreed during a panel discussion before fellow restaurateurs last night in New York City. They provided...

The results are in. McDonald’s is winning new customers with all-day breakfast, according to a study by market-researcher The NPD Group. One-third of guests who ordered a breakfast item outside of...

There always has been a high hurdle for entry into delivery. The cost of cars, drivers and insurance, plus the opportunity cost of having employees out of the store add up. It has made sense for the...

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The New Year has brought a flurry of new bargains from big chains, though you have to order a meal to get the deal.

Restaurant executives often learn the right thing to do by looking in hindsight at what was done fantastically wrong. Here are three misjudgments from the past year that hold lessons for every...

The row of compost bins left outside City Hall in July were a ripe reminder that it’s not always easy being green. Local restaurants, required by Oakland, Calif., to compost their food scraps, were...

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This year, three emerging fast-casual salad chains received a flow of investments from private-equity firms and notable restaurant industry folks.

As quarterly earnings calls stream out from publicly traded chains, year-over-year comp sales are coming in as a mixed bag of gains and losses. Here’s some of the reasons head honchos gave for their...

Union Square Hospitality Group, Danny Meyer’s celebrated fine-dining group, held its first-ever town hall meeting with the public Monday night to field questions and comments about its plan to...

$9, $5 The base pay of servers after the plan is implemented, compared with the current base. 75% The proportion of servers who will see an increase in compensation under the planned no-tipping...

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