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


Post-election spending impact

Regardless of how wildly Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump celebrates victory on Nov. 8, restaurateurs are the ones likely to suffer a hangover.


Nestle acquires third-wave roaster Blue Bottle

The move may have Starbucks looking over its shoulder.

Traffic still declined, but by the slightest amount in more than a year, according to the latest snapshot from researcher TDn2K.

MTY Food Group will buy another chain operator; the combined company will have 75 restaurant brands.

The chain, which has just passed the 300-store mark, says the money will go toward expansion this year.

The company says it will focus on organic growth after shareholders block a proposed merger with Ninety Nine Restaurants.

The growing Mediterranean fast casual seeks to raise more.

The chain says it will pour $1.5 million into those areas this year.

The company has a potential buyer in a deal valued at $20 million.

The upscale restaurant market has its celebrity chefs, but the limited-service sector is giving rise to a group of marquee-name investors whose very interest tends to anoint their holdings as likely successes.

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