Financing

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

Financing

The 10 largest burger chains in the U.S.

Some of the country’s largest restaurant chains serve burgers as their main dish. Here’s a look at the 10 biggest, according to the Technomic Top 500.

Financing

Saladworks-parent WOWorks is shopping for new brands to buy

The platform company is almost finished assimilating its existing six brands. Now it's time to add to the family, said CEO Kelly Roddy.

Operator EYM Pizza closed 15 locations in Indiana amid a lawsuit from the pizza chain franchisor over unpaid royalties and poor performance.

A Deeper Dive: Scott Redler, co-founder of Freddy’s and former chair of the National Restaurant Association, joins the podcast to talk about the state of the industry right now.

The Bottom Line: The fast-food giant’s decision to end its drive-thru AI test with IBM is the latest pullback away from a pair of technology acquisitions it made five years ago.

Melt Bar & Grilled, an Ohio chain that was featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel, joins the Chicago concept Kuma’s Corner and other small chains running into post-pandemic financial problems.

SouthRock Capital, which had also operated Starbucks and Subway units, filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in Texas to protect its rights to the casual-dining restaurant chain.

It was a tough year for the pizza business, as the average brand reported flat sales in 2023, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. Here’s a look at the largest chains in the U.S. based on 2023 system sales.

The Bottom Line: It’s not entirely clear that price is the reason Starbucks is losing traffic. If it isn’t, the company’s new value offer could backfire.

Stock in the food-and-games chain, which also owns Main Event, plunged early Thursday following a weak sales report.

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