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


USDA takes aim at supply-chain bottlenecks

A financing initiative aims to improve the volume and price of food supplies by fostering loans of startup and growth capital.


Consumers say inflation is causing them to eat out less often

More than eight in 10 consumers say they are cutting back on restaurant visits as evidence of spending shifts continues to grow.

The Bottom Line: Weak sales and rising costs, including delivery fees, have eaten into the profit margins of big operators like GPS Hospitality and Carrols Restaurant Group.

The chain believes a new $10 value meal combined with strong LTOs will give price-conscious guests more options.

The Bottom Line: The average stock has lost 46% of its value since its 52-week high, far worse than the broader markets. Investors have reset industry valuations in the process.

The company is opening a location this month in Toronto, one of 100 planned for the country as the chicken wing chain pushes international growth more aggressively.

The decision is a rare instance of an insurer losing the argument that a policy only applies in instances of structural damage. But the applicability is likely limited because the ruling was by a state court.

The Bottom Line: Its share of the market for limited-service sandwiches continued to decline last year. Here’s a look at who is taking that business.

With Congress looking to temper inflation, the National Restaurant Association has suggested it look at the fees levied on imports. The White House has already taken steps in that direction.

The full-service brand is touting the ability of a lodging property to add pizza delivery.

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