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


Was Starbucks’ price hike a good idea?

The company is risking more traffic challenges with steep price increases, says RB’s The Bottom Line.


Black Box: Restaurants lost momentum in May

Same-store sales were flat for the month, and traffic continued to decline.

The company’s U.S. business is changing its field structure as part of planned cost-saving efforts.

One is the center of a scandal, the other an international bargaining chip; both stories reflect the chains’ strengths, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

E-retailers' wallop of brick-and-mortar stores is fostering opportunity for places that sell food instead of jeans and sneakers.

The 58-unit casual Italian chain becomes a sister concept of Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppo and Earl of Sandwich.

While some debate whether he will run for a seat in the Oval Office, his seat atop Starbucks left an undeniable impact on the restaurant business.

The company’s new Chicago headquarters is a symbol of the chain’s shift in a new direction.

Continued traffic challenges and industry changes suggest a need to keep reducing supply, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The problem isn't oversupply. It's under-demand.

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