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


Are there too many Starbucks?

The company's weak traffic, despite massive spending on technology, is prompting saturation concerns.

The Bottom Line: Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings want to buy more brands, and they have plenty of choices.

The Bottom Line: Yes, it can, and there's evidence it's already starting.

Eatertainment chains like Chuck E. Cheese's were all the rage, until suddenly they weren’t, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

In March, some 20 staffers of BD’s Mongolian BBQ partied in a Detroit Pistons suite at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Milk, cheese and butter—as both stand-alone products and recipe ingredients—all play a prominent role on the menu.

You have a close personal relationship with your point of sale system.

The lending needed to open or buy franchised businesses this year will fall about $2 billion short of demand, thwarting the creation of up to 80,000 jobs at restaurants and other enterprises, according to new research from the International Franchise Association.

Once upon a time it was the most popular drink in the Thirteen Colonies; now hard cider is making a comeback, thanks to many of the same factors fueling craft beer and classic cocktails.

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