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Inflation is festering into a lethal threat for restaurants, new data shows

About 72% of operators fear they won't be able to remain in business if costs don't moderate.


Tim Hortons sees a future in the afternoons

The coffee chain believes it has considerable potential selling food in the afternoons. But it is also pushing more espresso and cold beverages and, naturally, drive-thrus.

Here’s a look at some of the most notable numbers from this year’s Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.

Large chains and their franchisees are enjoying strong valuations and record cash flows, according to a new report, and international growth is thriving. But growing in the U.S. could get difficult.

The Bottom Line: Among winners and losers during the fourth quarter, fine dining stood out. But strong performances were common as the industry largely recovered its lost sales.

The Bottom Line: The Melting Pot had its best year in a decade last year. One reason is consumer demand for get-togethers.

The Bottom Line: Even though operators are raising prices at historically high rates, they are still not capturing their increased costs.

The casual chain is pushing back its development schedule because of a 25% spike in costs.

The Bottom Line: Industry sales were surprisingly strong after a second-half surge. But sales slowed in December after the latest spike in infections.

A survey from TD Bank also showed just how much third-party delivery and mobile ordering are driving sales for many restaurants.

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