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Financing

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

Financing

Why Scooter’s Coffee believes speed is key to its growth

A Deeper Dive: Company President Joe Thornton joins the podcast to discuss Scooter's and its role in a rapidly changing beverage category.

Financing

A pair of former hedge funders find success operating Wendy’s restaurants

The Bottom Line: Aneil Lala and Neal Wadhwa left the hedge fund world to become franchisees. They quickly found that humanity can yield financial results.

New data shows that traffic plunges when price increases get too aggressive, to the point of negating any revenue benefits.

But more than a third of operators were still behind on their lease obligations, according to new research.

The Bottom Line: Taco Bell’s strategy shift in the morning comes as consumers have returned to the daypart. But there are a lot more options, too.

The Bottom Line: Several restaurant chains have indicated challenges with lower-income consumers as inflation has increased. But lower gas prices are making things better.

Stadium foodservice giant Levy takes minority stake in Boka Restaurant Group.

The Bottom Line: He was elevated to the CEO’s job when the last guy was fired. The chain’s strong performance has put him in a strong position despite some controversy.

A Deeper Dive: This week’s podcast features Paul Reynish, CEO of the beverage chain, who talks about the company’s growth strategy.

The Bottom Line: The number of offerings this year has plunged, thanks largely to market volatility and weak performance among last year’s IPOs.

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