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


A tempered, but positive industry forecast

The industry—in line with the economy—is experiencing a very uninspiring recovery. But a recovery nonetheless.


The 2013 Restaurant Growth Index

If there is one thing to take away from the 2013 Restaurant Growth Index it’s this: competition is more intense than ever.

Buffalo Wings & Rings was able to boost customer engagement a few percentage points with a simple move: going back to customers who did not respond to initial offers with retargeted messages.

Fast casuals come on strong, as do “QSR Plus” brands, Technomic finds.

Nearly two dozen of the nation’s highest-grossing independent restaurants weren’t in that rarified group last year. Here are the ones that muscled their way into the elite ranks.

While fast casual’s collective sales may be slowing due to segment maturation, money is still going into the segment. These four concepts are rising above the slowdown.

The acquisition comes four years after an appearance on "Shark Tank" provided the tomato soup and grilled cheese chain with notoriety, franchise prospects and growth capital.

The U.S. chains were the latest acquisitions by a Canadian concern with more than four dozen QSR brands.

The company’s shareholders are investing $25 million into the brand as it plans to start offering $4.99 Footlong subs.

After a rare decline in same-store sales a year ago, the company started advertising and quickly recovered.

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