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


With store count falling, Papa John’s starts helping franchisees

Franchisee leaders back the company’s response to the John Schnatter controversy.


Famous Dave’s stock plunges after earnings

The company reported its second-straight profitable quarter.

Chains like McDonald’s and Shake Shack find themselves torn between pricing and traffic, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Restaurant Business' Peter Romeo and Jonathan Maze weigh in on the dispute and where the chain goes from here in this special edition of “A Deeper Dive.”

Weak sales and traffic for the second July in a row could spell bad news for the industry, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company hopes the improvements and a focus on speed will bolster sales.

Comps for company units rose 1.3%, with beef costs dropping 10%.

RB’s The Bottom Line crowdsources a comparison between the John Schnatter firestorm and Chick-fil-A’s gay marriage controversy.

One of the chain’s largest operators posted deeper losses and a 6.4% drop in comps.

Despite easy comparisons, the restaurant industry continued to lose customers.

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