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


Canadian combo: Pinkberry owner buys Imvescor

MTY Food Group will buy another chain operator; the combined company will have 75 restaurant brands.


MOD Pizza lands another $33M in equity funding

The chain, which has just passed the 300-store mark, says the money will go toward expansion this year.

The company says it will focus on organic growth after shareholders block a proposed merger with Ninety Nine Restaurants.

The growing Mediterranean fast casual seeks to raise more.

The chain says it will pour $1.5 million into those areas this year.

The company has a potential buyer in a deal valued at $20 million.

The upscale restaurant market has its celebrity chefs, but the limited-service sector is giving rise to a group of marquee-name investors whose very interest tends to anoint their holdings as likely successes.

Can a $25 bottle of wine become the star of your wine list? how about a $15 bottle? We think they can. It takes some digging to find wines that you can sell in that price range, so that’s just what we did. And we found plenty that fit the bill. Not just okay wines, but great ones. A lot of them. There are 84 wines here—and each one provides both you and your customers with a quality product at a very good price.

You can’t run a restaurant without ice—and lots of it.

You have to spend money to make money, and these days you don’t need to spend that much.

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