Financing

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

Financing

Why the Burgerim settlement exposes flaws in franchise oversight

The Bottom Line: The federal government allowed the chain’s founder to avoid major penalties by simply paying $1,000. What’s the point of regulation in the first place?

Financing

Emergency Pizza and loyalty drove Domino's sales last quarter

The pizza chain's transactions increased late last year, largely due to the unique buy-one, get-one-free promotion and growth in its reconfigured Domino's Rewards loyalty program.

The owner of Outback Steakhouse is pruning older, struggling stores in favor of new ones that generate better returns.

Labor activists argue that the company’s union stance has been bad for its brand and warrants new board members. The coffee shop chain is pushing back hard.

The Bottom Line: The fast-casual wing chain says its sales improve when another brand pushes the product. Here’s why that might be.

The drive-thru coffee chain opened more shops in its history last year as sales accelerated. And it is also opening shops in Florida.

The brand’s sales have been slow so far this year due to weather and low-income consumers. But executives believe a better value offering and a new burger will change things.

The chain delivered another quarter of steady growth and few surprises. "Operators were in full control," said CFO Matthew Clark.

This earnings season brought the addition of newly public food-and-games concept Pinstripes. Here in brief are how it and several other public companies fared during the latter part of 2023.

A judge quietly issued a default judgment against the burger chain last month after it failed to respond to the government’s lawsuit against the franchise.

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