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


Del Taco has big plans for its new prototype

This week’s episode of the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” features John Cappasola, CEO of the Mexican QSR chain, talking about development and the shift to the drive-thru.


Former Sonic CEO Cliff Hudson starts a SPAC

The blank check company Do It Again, which features several people connected with Sonic and Dunkin’, has filed to raise $125 million, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The restaurant-theater chain sought Chapter 11 debt protection after the pandemic wiped out the movie business.

Dan Accordino, CEO of Carrols Restaurant Group, lamented the company’s stock price and defended its business model, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

“Everybody is all in” on the daypart as operators renew and the burger chain plans to increase its morning sales even further.

The fast-casual Kansas-based burger chain has grown quickly and its drive-thrus have proven valuable during the pandemic.

The company has added centralized phone orders at company locations and is adding dough spinners as it looks to handle a surge of business.

Yum Brands has a deal to acquire Kvantum, which uses artificial intelligence to understand consumer insights and marketing performance.

The fast casual’s urban restaurants, in particular, have struggled during the pandemic and the chain is pushing ahead with new store formats.

While the market for restaurants has been bifurcated so far, that could end as some foresee a return to in-restaurant dining.

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