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Financing

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

Financing

Sourcing sustainable seafood is a tricky business

Sustainability continues to be a driver when it comes to buying and menuing seafood. But the criteria for sustainable seafood is confusing.

Financing

The Restaurant Growth Index 2012

2012 is here and brings a couple of changes to the way Restaurant Business magazine and Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights around what consumers watch and buy, report the Restaurant Growth Index.

The Restaurant Business annual Restaurant Growth Index can direct you to the best opportunities for your next location. But there are may mistakes to avoid after that.

A Murderer’s Row of industry dealmakers took the stage at the Restaurant Leadership Conference to air their widely different approaches to finding and profiting from restaurant acquisitions.

The industry—in line with the economy—is experiencing a very uninspiring recovery. But a recovery nonetheless.

One might think that local ingredients are hard to come by during a Massachusetts winter.

Beer and wine service may be coming to a quickservice restaurant near you. Reportedly, White Castle, Starbucks, Sonic and Burger King’s Whopper Bar are all conducting limited tests.

Thanks to a growing number of dedicated beverage producers, you can drink like an Egyptian, quaff like an ancient Roman or sip hot cocoa like an Aztec warrior. Some may call these marketing gimmicks, but both consumers and producers are enthralled by bibulous legends.

For her nine Grand Central Bakeries, in Portland and Seattle, Piper Davis buys sustainable grains and natural meats.

As part of its "Marry Bacon" campaign to promote a new bacon cheeseburger, West Coast fast food chain Jack in the Box also introduced a new milkshake flavor: Bacon.

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