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Financing

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

Financing

Cosi makes a last-ditch effort to save itself

The fast-casual chain had its bankruptcy case dismissed so it could apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, its “only realistic hope" to survive.

Financing

Week One of the $29B Restaurant Revitalization Fund: $2B awarded

Initial grants averaged $125,000, draining the fund by about 7%. Industry officials have voiced fears that the pool will run dry in a matter of weeks.

The burger chain, which avoided bankruptcy after its parent company repaid its debt, saw revenues decline while many stores remain closed.

CtW Investment Group, California Public Employees Retirement System and others argue the company let Steve Easterbrook walk away with millions even as its former chief people officer was fired.

A federal judged ruled that losses as well as damages could be covered by a business-interruption policy.

Smaller publicly owned chains had a more mixed Q1 and April than many of their larger counterparts.

Rising corn prices could lead to higher costs for chicken and beef in the near future, furthering supply chain challenges as labor costs continue to rise.

A Subway franchisee helps explain the challenge in finding workers, and the impact it is having on their business, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The industry added 187,000 workers in April as sales soared, but the overall economy added a fraction of what many economists expected.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop is working to make more efficient use of its workforce to cut labor costs.

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