sales and profits

Marketing

Papa John's finds no allies in NFL attack

Competitors say they've not felt the football fallout Papa John's cites as the main reason for a sales slowdown.

Operations

5 big ideas from the NRA Show

The restaurant industry's annual gathering yielded some unconventional approaches to common problems, from sky-high delivery fees to lowering labor costs.

The deficit marks an improvement from the year-ago quarter, when the fast-casual operation lost $9.8 million.

With competition pushing up rents, a group of Washington, D.C., restaurateurs gathered to compare best practices. Here's a download.

The package likely to be passed into law by week's end will extend a number of benefits to the restaurant industry, including a strong incentive to invest in expansion.

Operators can learn from those chains that jumped in the ranks, as well as from those that plummeted.

The week's big announcements, from completion of the Arby's-BWW merger to the newest wrinkles in Chipotle's turnaround plan, sometimes overshadowed small revelations with big implications. Here are a few of those tidbits you likely missed.

The decline of full-service chains is palpable. Three of the major casual-dining players—TGI Fridays, Applebee’s and Chili’s—were all down more than 2% in sales.

The chain ends its sponsorship after weak ratings are blamed for poor sales.

Restaurants’ attempts to be better corporate citizens backfired spectacularly this week, supporting the old adage that no good deed goes unpunished.

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