sales and profits

Operations

Denny's embraces new ways of broadening its customer base

The diner chain is trying a number of initiatives to keep its core business fresh and growing. Meanwhile, its parent is getting ready to expand Keke's.

Financing

Subway says its sales grew again last year

Average unit volumes are higher than they’ve been in a decade and the sandwich chain says the number of closures has slowed, too. And more changes are coming.

The fast-food sandwich chain wants to add 24,000 international restaurants to catch up with other quick-service brands. But the company is also pushing big changes to grow its U.S. business.

Inflation is driving up the cost of operating a restaurant, making efficiency more important than ever. So chains are shrinking the size of their restaurants and reorganizing their kitchens.

Fitch Ratings expects modest restaurant growth this year. But recent price increases and an improving inflationary environment should help with profits.

The multiconcept operator has drastically raised prices, but doesn't know how much more can be passed along.

Industry leaders took reporters behind the numbers for a clearer, more nuanced picture of hospitality's ongoing rebound from the pandemic.

The eatertainment chain operator’s stock fell 7% after saying sales slowed down so far this quarter.

The Bottom Line: Other winners included Potbelly and third-party delivery, while Freshii, quick-service pizza and lower-income consumers were left out.

Post-pandemic consumers are embracing their favorite restaurant brands on retail shelves despite higher grocery inflation.

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