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


Ruby’s Diner files for bankruptcy protection

Weak sales, failed refranchising and costs from a gift card program all contributed to the chain’s financial struggles.


5 statistics that show McDonald's dominance

Despite shrinking its unit count in the past couple of years, McDonald's has maintained its status as top dog.

Investors include numerous chefs providing funds to help the concept open locations on the East Coast.

The largest foodservice operator in the Philippines, which recently acquired Smashburger, plans to grow the Tortas Frontera Mexican sandwich chain.

The celebrity chef says publicity over a sexual harassment lawsuit led to a sales decline and lost development deals.

Investors have speculated that JAB would buy the company, but it would likely require a record price, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

But comparisons were easy and traffic remains down despite an improving economy.

ExWorks, one of the brand’s lenders, has taken over ownership and named Philip Kaplan CEO.

The company, which sells salads via vending machines, plans to more than double its footprint.

In this episode of RB's podcast, “A Deeper Dive,” the new CEO of the fast-growing chain talks about its keys to success.

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