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Financing

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

Financing

Questions for your broadline distributor

Distributors describing themselves as broadline, or full-line, vary greatly in terms of the product lines they carry. Is it really a one-stop shop?

Financing

Borrow from a credit union?

Across the country, credit unions are expanding their loan programs as small- to medium-sized businesses seek alternatives to traditional funding sources like larger banks.

Restaurant Business sat down with Peter Backman, managing director with Horizons, a London-based foodservice consultancy, to compare restaurant trends in the U.S. and the U.K.

Rising temperatures in the years ahead could have a direct impact on a wide range of food items.

Wine snobs may cringe, but red wine flavored with chocolate is a rapidly growing trend, especially among Millennial consumers.

A recent 15 percent jump in the price of shrimp is affecting every restaurant segment, from seafood-centric QSRs to high-end steak houses.

Asked to name the restaurant trend of 2015 by Tasting Table, chefs Nick Balla and Cortney Burns of Bar Tartine in San Francisco predicted a move away from tipping. But instead of pointing out unfairness or discrimination as the catalyst, they cited a different motivation: restaurateurs’ desire to find alternative methods of compensation.

Washington D.C. is home to six of the Top 100 Independents this year, up from only three in 2014.

Concepts can expand their customer base by shipping signature foods nationwide. But logistics such as quality control and the expense pose a high entry barrier.

Breaking the numbers into small increments can help operators set realistic goals, Advice Guy says.

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