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


What's up with commercial real estate?

Owners of commercial real estate aren’t expecting a banner year for their retail property.


Birds flock to the menu

Although chicken and turkey costs are trending slightly upward, they are still better buys than red meat.

In February, 2009 Dunkin Donuts introduced the first breakfast sandwich featuring waffles.

Beer and wine service may be coming to a quickservice restaurant near you. Reportedly, White Castle, Starbucks, Sonic and Burger King’s Whopper Bar are all conducting limited tests.

Although American craft beer gets most of the ink and blog posts these days, there is a lot more happening in the ale arena. With sales of U.S. domestic macrobrews in decline and imports growing at just 1.3 percent, the big brewers are trying harder, with new products and brand extensions.

Carmike, operator of 252 movie theaters, recently reported a 7.3 percent fourth-quarter increase in sales and a $4.29 average spend per customer at concessions.

Takeout’s sibling, delivery, is seeing notable activity as well, and it’s mainly coming from third-party providers and the investors who seem to love them.

Operators from the Top 100 Independents ranking detail what's plaguing them the most: including their biggest problems and how they're responding.

It’s been about a year since Union Square Hospitality Group’s President and CEO Danny Meyer started implementing his no-tipping policy as a new mode of compensation.

The 50-year-old chain will now be a sister concept to Hot Dog on a Stick and Pretzelmaker.

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