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Financing

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

Financing

How to get a restaurant chain at a discount price

Want a restaurant chain? Find a company selling a secondary concept, says RB's The Bottom Line.

Financing

Investors lose some faith in QSR

The industry appears to be outperforming the stock market, but not fast-food chains, says RB's The Bottom Line.

If you're looking at newspaper ads, ask for the ad agency discount. Agencies generally receive a 15 percent commission for buying ads.

There are basically three purchasing options when it comes to buying bar mixers: generic mixes (the cheapest); high-quality branded products (moderate); and house-made versions using fresh ingredients (most expensive).

Just as you update your food menu with the seasons, you should freshen your wine list. Lighter summer fare demands lighter wines; warmer weather calls for more refreshing quaffs.

Voicing agreement that the worst is over for restaurants, attendees of the Restaurant Leadership Conference said they came to the Scottsdale, Ariz., event with an ear cocked for insights into chains’ near-term prospects.

Kickstarter is the biggest of a breed of sites that lets artists and business owners place their projects in front of the world and collect donations.

The competition at the bar continues to heat up. Often that translates into a larger and more eclectic inventory—and a larger footprint.

Try these smart strategies for negotiating and managing trash removal.

Even as sales at full-service restaurants sputter along, growing at 2.4 percent in 2013 according to Technomic, sales at steak concepts are leading the pack with 6.2 percent growth.

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