Sales & Finance

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

The West still is on drought alert, the South is drier than usual and the East and Midwest are having a pretty wet summer so far. And while farmers may be losing sleep over the weather, it doesn’t...

Linens have long been a thorn in the side of restaurateurs, who find themselves with little choice but to pay a premium for rental services to launder and deliver napkins, tablecloths, aprons,...

All-day breakfast is growing as a dining-out trend, with McDonald’s the latest player to test the waters. Millennials’ appetites seem to be feeding the trend. According to research company Technomic...

Not all restaurants experience the negative “Groupon effect”—the phenomenon so named for consumers’ tendency to see companies offering Groupon-style discounts as struggling—a recent study from the...

For the first Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in New York City, staff from southern Illinois’ two-unit 17th Street Bar & Grill brought countless cans of beans to feed 10,000 people. “Of course,...

As we head into the second half of 2015, industry forecasters already are talking about the trends that will be powering restaurants in Q3, Q4 and beyond. Presenters at Technomic’s Trends &...

The avian flu’s disruption of the nation’s egg supply has come home to roost for the restaurant industry, but ingenuity in sourcing and menu revisions have kept most operators from yanking the staple...

Restaurants’ sales growth accelerated through the first quarter of 2015 and should continue at a faster-than-expected clip for the remainder of the year, according to an updated forecast from...

There is one very important characteristic that sets the restaurant industry apart from other industries in the eyes of private-equity investors: You can’t eat through a computer. “While the world is...

Research company Technomic has provided the data for The Future 50 since the beginning. We asked Executive Vice President Darren Tristano to comment on what trends these emerging chains reveal. Q...

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