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


McDonald's quiet shrinkage

The burger giant has closed more than 300 locations the past three years, says RB's The Bottom Line. Will it grow again?


Investor wants Outback Steakhouse owner to spin off other brands

Barington Capital is pushing Bloomin' Brands to spin off Carrabba's, Fleming's and Bonefish Grill.

The chain attributes part of its success to the addition of queso blanco to its menu.

But even in weak sectors, restaurants with the right combination of factors can win market share.

When it comes to grabbing share of stomach and dining-out dollars, burgers are leading the charge.

Although most operators order cheese by name, there are specific categories that the dairy industry uses to describe cheeses for foodservice buyers.

Once upon a time, beer brewing followed the agricultural rhythms of planting and harvest and celebrated the seasons.

It’s a tough time for meat lovers. Top quality beef is scarcer and very expensive and cash-strapped customers are trading down from steak and chops to burgers.

Are energy drinks running out of gas? Do they belong on your beverage list anymore? And what about the emerging sleeper category of “relaxation beverages”?

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.

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