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


Sam Borgese has big plans for Coco’s, Carrows and Shari’s

The CEO of Shari’s discusses efforts to turn around the struggling chains, following a summertime acquisition.


Casual-dining chains see some progress

Led by Applebee’s and BJ’s, dine-in chains were big winners last quarter, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Coming off a major new menu change, the barbecue chain looks for new ways to boost revenue.

Rising labor costs, weak sales and an evolving consumer are pushing the industry to change. But is it worth it?

This episode of RB’s podcast, "A Deeper Dive," discusses how more chains face problems with falling sales and too much leverage.

The eatertainment brand, which just secured $20 million in financing, plans to add eight units in the next year.

Public markets discourage long-term investments. Here’s how Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich would fix it, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The investment brings the fast-casual salad chain’s valuation to $1 billion.

Casual chains cite problems abroad. Labor is one of the global ailments.

For Arc Group, which is on a buying spree, the deal was too good to pass up.