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Financing

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

Financing

How is the economy affecting restaurants? It's complicated

The Bottom Line: There is a sense that low-income consumers are changing their spending at fast-food restaurants and focusing more on value. But the impact appears limited, at least so far.

Financing

Taco Bell's sales grow, thanks to Mexican Pizza and Pete Davidson

Same-store sales at the Mexican fast-food restaurant chain rose 11% in the fourth quarter. The company sold 45 million Mexican Pizzas last year. And breakfast improved following new ads featuring the comedian.

A Deeper Dive: RB Menu Trends Columnist Nancy Kruse joins Jonathan Maze on the podcast to discuss why plant-based meats haven't quite fulfilled their sales promise.

Operators say their profits are down, despite strong sales, due to soaring food costs and discounts on the mobile app. That, plus tough new standards and more frequent inspections, are contributing to an environment some call “toxic.”

The fast-casual chain, which operates Cava Grill and Zoe's Kitchen, has confidentially filed SEC documents for an initial public offering.

Technomic's Take: Restaurant traffic during the snacking daypart plunged last year. How should operators prepare once diners come back?

The Bottom Line: Cava Group is planning an initial public offering and other restaurant companies could follow suit, so long as the market doesn't run off the rails again.

Restrictions and a COVID surge in December hammered sales in the Seattle-based coffee chain's second-biggest market. But Starbucks still has big plans for the country.

The fast-food sandwich chain wants to add 24,000 international restaurants to catch up with other quick-service brands. But the company is also pushing big changes to grow its U.S. business.

The Seattle-based coffee chain’s average weekly sales hit a record last quarter as people came in more often and spent more money when they did.

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