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


Credit card borrowing

Need some quick cash for the business? After years of taking a back seat to home equity loans, plastic may be set for a comeback.


Commodities Costs Have Restaurants Cutting Closer To The Bone

After trimming the obvious fat, restaurant chains are now having to cut closer to the bone as they look for ways to combat rising food costs and preserve healthy margins while avoiding significant price hikes.

Wholesale food costs will ease significantly for restaurants this year, but operators will still feel a pinch on margins because of customers’ resistance to pass-along increases in menu prices, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Arby’s most successful social media campaign was launched last year, timed to the anniversary of its founding—July 23, 1964.

Restaurants struggling to understand the new food and beverage sources will meet the challengers nose-to-nose at a conference.

A confluence of tech advances, changing lifestyles and demographic shifts has brought a renaissance in takeout, and everyone is racing to capitalize on it.

Tourism continues to rule the Top 100 Independent Restaurants. Not surprisingly, New York City and Las Vegas are home to the most restaurants in the ranking–33 and 15, respectively.

Regardless of how wildly Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump celebrates victory on Nov. 8, restaurateurs are the ones likely to suffer a hangover.

The move may have Starbucks looking over its shoulder.

Traffic still declined, but by the slightest amount in more than a year, according to the latest snapshot from researcher TDn2K.

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