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


Subway’s late cofounder donates his half of the chain to his foundation

Dr. Peter Buck, who cofounded the chain with Fred DeLuca, left his 50% ownership in the company to the charity he and his wife started more than 20 years ago.


Restaurant rent delinquencies fell sharply in January

But nearly 4 of 10 still couldn't afford to pay their landlords in full, according to a survey. And the struggle got harder for minority-owned small businesses.

Inflation is driving up the cost of operating a restaurant, making efficiency more important than ever. So chains are shrinking the size of their restaurants and reorganizing their kitchens.

With sales (and prices) on the rise, the chain is turning its attention to traffic by promoting a $10.99 meal deal.

A Deeper Dive: David Bloom, chief development officer for Capriotti’s and Wing Zone, discusses the chains’ recent combination, franchising and food costs.

Off-premise sales are up 81% compared to before pandemic, and they are highly incremental, executives said.

The Bottom Line: Eight years after Darden sold the seafood chain, it is closing locations, talking about a “turnaround” and seeking rent concessions.

The burger giant expects thinner margins this year and it is spending up to $150 million to support franchisees in Europe hit by higher costs.

The steak chain's longtime Manhattan outpost has been hurt by the slow return of office workers.

Businesses that pay all of their delinquent charges will have the interest forgiven.

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