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Financing

Restaurant sales continue to surge

Black Box, Facteus both say sales continue to best 2019 levels as consumers continue spending stimulus checks at restaurants.

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Financing

Subway franchisees expect several thousand more closures

Many of the sandwich chain’s operators are simply waiting for their leases to end so they can walk away, some operators say. RB’s The Bottom Line examines why.

Operations

Blaze Pizza adjusts to running two restaurants in one

The fast casual, which did the majority of its business in-restaurant before the pandemic, is navigating the new reality amid a tight labor market.

Financing

Subway franchisees want their royalty payments cut

A group of operators is asking the company’s shareholders to cut its franchise fees to 4.5% from 8%. Its royalties are higher than other sandwich chains.