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


Private-equity firm acquires big Burger King operator

Polar Star Capital Partners, a newly formed investment firm, has acquired 126-unit Meridian Restaurants Unlimited.


McDonald’s details its U.S. restructuring

The chain is removing layers from field offices to improve communication and support with its franchisees.

Arc Group will acquire the struggling breastaurant chain in a complex deal.

The struggling sandwich chain’s buyer is known for working with turnaround brands.

The company is risking more traffic challenges with steep price increases, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company’s U.S. business is changing its field structure as part of planned cost-saving efforts.

Same-store sales were flat for the month, and traffic continued to decline.

E-retailers' wallop of brick-and-mortar stores is fostering opportunity for places that sell food instead of jeans and sneakers.

One is the center of a scandal, the other an international bargaining chip; both stories reflect the chains’ strengths, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The 58-unit casual Italian chain becomes a sister concept of Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppo and Earl of Sandwich.

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