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


Burger King and Tim Hortons hope plant-based products lift sales

The two chains are seeing slow sales in their home markets and believe the introduction of plant-based items can reverse that trend.


Why is restaurant traffic down? Look to the men

Males have decreased their visits each of the past two years, according to Technomic data, and value might be the reason, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The fast-casual wing chain, which reported comps growth of 12.8% in Q2, said wing prices are up 32% year over year.

But traffic was down despite national value, and the company's stock price fell.

The conveyor belt sushi chain raised $41 million on its first day of trading, proving Wall Street will welcome small restaurant chains, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

But traffic remains down and labor pressures keep mounting for the fast-casual burger chain.

The brand will quickly replace the restaurants with takeout and delivery locations as it accelerates its shift away from dine-in.

On this episode of "A Deeper Dive," RB’s Jonathan Maze and Peter Romeo discuss what has been a busy summer season for restaurant M&A.

Sales and pending deals will pare the franchisor’s holdings by 97 stores.

Fox will operate as a subsidiary led by CEO Sam Fox, and North Italia will shift to Cheesecake.

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