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Financing

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

Financing

Another bad day on Wall Street roughs up restaurant stocks

Stocks plunged once again amid economic worries after Target reported poor results. Restaurant stocks were hit particularly hard.

Financing

RRF replenishment vote now expected Thursday, May 19

The date targeted for the vote has shifted forward and back in recent days. Now lobbyists say the showdown will come tomorrow.

A Deeper Dive: Christine LaFave Grace, from Winsight Grocery Business, joins the podcast to talk about inflation, its impact on the retail sector, and how it’s affecting consumers.

In a significant reversal of its pandemic struggles, the owner of 17 full-service restaurants and an equal number of quick-service ones said it had a great quarter and is looking at adding another concept to its fold.

The Bottom Line: The burger giant has flourished in international markets even as its U.S. growth slowed. But its $1.4 billion decision to pull out of the market demonstrates the risk of global expansion.

Reality Check: The Independent Restaurant Coalition needs to become part of the National Restaurant Association.

Restaurant Rewind: Dutch Bros’ stock price dropped 37% in a day last week. It’s far from the only public restaurant chain to go from an investor darling to a source of Wall Street consternation in one trading day. This week’s edition looks at two other examples.

A major proxy advisory firm endorsed the company’s directors in its upcoming board election, saying the investor is “economically divorced from the potential impacts of its proposals.”

A record 1,700 restaurants changed hands last year and more than a quarter of franchisee units have either closed or been sold since 2019.

The burger giant is exiting the market after 32 years, saying ownership of restaurants there is "no longer tenable." It is the company's first exit of a major market in its history.

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