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


An alternative to the minimum wage

President Obama wants to see the minimum wage raised from $7.25, where it’s been for six years, to $9. There’s a better option for helping low-income earners that should be considered.


Adding valet service without crashing

Valet parking services may be a must for some guests. Learn how to keep costs under control.

At a time when the country is seeing established, successful concepts close or relocate because of rapidly escalating rents, operators are focusing on other ways to make a lease still work for them.

Operators who earned a spot on Restaurant Business’ 2015 Top 100 Independents ranking tell what four sales-boosting tactics worked for them this past year.

The Top 100 is ranked by sales, but the list measures success. These operators never say they know a "secret" to success, but why do they perform so well?

The chain's parent company has decided not to reopen stores that were closed by Hurricane Harvey.

The full-service veteran becomes president of the daytime-only franchise chain.

Aggressive development has hurt the companies’ same-store sales, leading to more closures.

But companies at the ICR Conference reveal the industry’s conflicting challenges regarding sales.

With their $2.9 billion merger closed, the two brands created Inspire Brands as a growth vehicle.

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