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


Cracker Barrel opts not to rescue Punch Bowl Social

The eatertainment chain faces foreclosure and has already closed all 19 units and laid off its staff.


How restaurant operators are coping with the coronavirus shutdown

Applebee’s and Panera Bread franchisee Ed Doherty joins this week’s RB podcast A Deeper Dive to discuss the impact of the shutdown on his business.

The burger giant expects closures and sales declines to impact its financial results, though it can’t predict how much.

The largest public assistance measure in American history is an imposing tome of legalese and technical language. Here are the parts with particular relevance for foodservice.

With valuations reset, investment firms not busy rescuing their existing companies could snap up restaurants at bargain prices, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Sales could fall 11% to 27% this year, according to Technomic, as the coronavirus shutdown hammers operators and ignites a recession.

Investors poured money into the industry, whose valuations had taken a beating in recent weeks, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut says it is taking steps to shore up franchisees’ finances and has accessed its credit line.

But conditions forced the temporary closure of 27 properties, the company said.

The fast-casual chain says it is insolvent and has appealed to the German government for assistance.

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