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Financing

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

Financing

Developing a restaurant? Why not just hit your head with a hammer?

Reality Check: The industry's rebound is being hampered by a host of construction and permitting issues. And the near-term outlook isn't good.

Financing

Despite a host of concerns, restaurant franchisees remain optimistic

The Bottom Line: Margins took a hit last year and inflation remains a concern. But a new survey says most franchise operators are optimistic. Here’s why.

The chain’s strategy to undershoot inflation is driving more guests to its restaurants, executives said. And it believes peak pricing is now in the rearview mirror.

The chain is offering new operators 40 weeks of free royalties as it celebrates its 40th birthday.

Another $75 million was found for hotels. The money is intended to ease a transition from survival to sustained recovery.

The company reimburses its executives for their purchases of Domino’s food, which gives us some insight into their pizza-buying habits. CEO Russ Weiner bought $7,000 worth of pizzas last year.

A Deeper Dive: This week’s podcast focuses on tipping from the view of the restaurant employee, and why they like them at both full-service and limited-service restaurants.

The Bottom Line: CEO Russell Weiner bought more than $1 million in stock earlier this month. But reversing the stock price’s recent slump will take a lot more.

Working Lunch: The argument against including sales taxes in the fee base is gaining traction.

The fast-casual bowl chain has been one of the country’s fastest-growing restaurant concepts in recent years. And now it has a potential new funding source for its franchisees.

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