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


What's worrying independents?

Operators from the Top 100 Independents ranking detail what's plaguing them the most: including their biggest problems and how they're responding.


Is tipping at the tipping point?

It’s been about a year since Union Square Hospitality Group’s President and CEO Danny Meyer started implementing his no-tipping policy as a new mode of compensation.

The 50-year-old chain will now be a sister concept to Hot Dog on a Stick and Pretzelmaker.

The deficit marks an improvement from the year-ago quarter, when the fast-casual operation lost $9.8 million.

A 50-unit development agreement should help the chain continue its big international push.

The cash influx comes on the heels of recent store closures.

The burger giant has closed more than 300 locations the past three years, says RB's The Bottom Line. Will it grow again?

Barington Capital is pushing Bloomin' Brands to spin off Carrabba's, Fleming's and Bonefish Grill.

The chain attributes part of its success to the addition of queso blanco to its menu.

But even in weak sectors, restaurants with the right combination of factors can win market share.

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