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


California proposes tax breaks for restaurants, but new burdens, too

Under Gov. Newsom's proposals, PPP and RRF aid would not be taxed, but paid leave would be reinstated.


How Biggby Coffee works to compete with its giant competitors

A Deeper Dive: Bob Fish, co-CEO and co-founder of the Michigan-based coffee chain, joins the podcast to discuss the company’s strategy and whether customers will return to hanging out in shops again.

The Bottom Line: Higher rates will increase companies’ borrowing costs, though they will remain historically low. How long it takes to get inflation under control is anybody’s guess.

It acquired the restaurants from fellow operator Apple Investors Group, bringing its Applebee's count to 80.

The family-dining chain could be valued at up to $600 million, according to Bloomberg.

The sports bar chain wants to experiment with cryptocurrency, part of an overall push to do more with technology.

CEO Ritch Allison said that the company will make changes to its national value offers, starting by making its $7.99 carryout deal online only, as supply chain and labor costs hit hard.

The Bottom Line: The chain’s Ch’King sandwich was good, but it didn’t generate hoped-for sales and was outperformed by both McDonald’s and KFC.

The company’s results were improving in the fourth quarter but worsened in the last two weeks of December.

The fast-casual chicken chain said decreased staffing levels forced it to cut operating hours and sales channels last quarter.

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