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


Burger King franchisee sees sales soar

Carrols Corp. noted little difference in the performance of its oldest and newest stores.


Dave & Buster’s stock plunges after same-store sales fall

The company said its same-store sales are down 5.1% this quarter.

Sentinel Capital sold the family-dining chain to the private-equity titan's family office investor.

A look at the industry's dominant brands reveals some surprising patterns.

Among the quarter's winners and losers, casual dining takes gold, says RB's The Bottom Line.

Despite some issues, franchisees are better at running restaurants than franchisors.

Beverage chains share best practices for smaller footprints.

All bottled water is not created equal. Don’t be fooled by a pretty label showing the Rocky Mountains or a pristine lake; that bottle may just as likely contain city tap water.

With health and freshness two of the major forces driving menus today, produce is top on operators’ purchase orders. Indeed, restaurants have been making a big effort to put more fruits and vegetables on the plate. But this effort hit a roadblock with recent E.coli scares and salmonella outbreaks. As a result, food safety has become the priority for suppliers and buyers of fresh produce.

Owners of commercial real estate aren’t expecting a banner year for their retail property.

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