sales and profits

Emerging Brands

How—and why—to stretch the brand into retail without breaking it

With U.S. restaurant sales essentially flat, more chains are capitalizing on their brand equity with forays into licensed retail products.


4 takeaways from restaurants’ Q3 earnings season

A look at the reports for public companies reveals some definite directional arrows for the industry as a whole.

About a tenth of company stores will be shuttered as part of a turnaround that also calls for adding delivery.

But operators in an Instinet survey say the menu and other changes won't help their profits.

This year's newcomers come in the form of DIY pizza places, better-for-you fast casuals or an unpretentious, approachable vibe wrapped in a full-service experience.

A proposal to allow tip sharing between front- and back-of-house employees has touched off a firestorm. Here is what the two sides are saying about the plan, which is awaiting action from the Department of Labor.

The successes or failures of one big fast-casual brand have the ability to drastically shift results.

Higher wages continued to be a problem late last year, even at chains with rising sales, says RB's The Bottom Line.

For TGI Fridays U.K., CEO Karen Forrester’s people-first strategy has paid off in more ways than one.

This week's most arresting restaurant developments seemed to come in groups, raising the risk of neck injury for the keen observer. Here's a painless review of the head-spinning moments you may have missed.

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