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


The booming healthy beverage market

Global sales of fortified/functional beverages were projected to reach nearly $40 billion in 2005, according to Euromonitor International.


Getting big profits from water sales

Bottled water is one of the most profitable items you can sell, yet a growing number of fine-dining restaurants are dropping it from their menus.

A look at the fundamentals of marketing and how they can impact the development of new menu items. Plus: the lifecycle of a new menu item and how to manage it.

Every summer the big quickservice chains expand their frozen drink offerings with cool LTOs and this season is no exception.

One might think that local ingredients are hard to come by during a Massachusetts winter.

President Obama wants to see the minimum wage raised from $7.25, where it’s been for six years, to $9. There’s a better option for helping low-income earners that should be considered.

Valet parking services may be a must for some guests. Learn how to keep costs under control.

At a time when the country is seeing established, successful concepts close or relocate because of rapidly escalating rents, operators are focusing on other ways to make a lease still work for them.

Operators who earned a spot on Restaurant Business’ 2015 Top 100 Independents ranking tell what four sales-boosting tactics worked for them this past year.

The Top 100 is ranked by sales, but the list measures success. These operators never say they know a "secret" to success, but why do they perform so well?

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