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

Financing

Franchise finance: Business value & Borrowing power

Restaurant franchisees can enhance their opportunities for long-term success by working with a trusted partner to better understand their business value and how that translates to their borrowing power.

Financing

Papa Murphy’s stock soars after sales, profits beat expectations

The company said its sales turned positive for the first time in 37 months.

The company’s sales have worsened over the past 18 months, and things aren’t getting any easier, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

But prices, not traffic, continued to boost sales throughout the industry, according to the Technomic Chain Restaurant Index.

Jeff Smith was named chairman as the company got a cash infusion to pay off debt and invest behind its strategic initiatives.

The company is reportedly no longer for sale, but is looking for an investor as it seeks to recover from a tough year.

The industry has added more than 80,000 jobs over the past two months despite rising labor costs.

Both chains have lost customers since shifting away from popular discounts, says RB’s The Bottom Line. Maybe that’s a good thing.

CEO Steve Easterbrook is not concerned that operator unrest will derail what he calls an ambitious plan in the U.S.

Chili’s lower margins freaked out Wall Street, RB’s The Bottom Line says, but that might be more common in the future.