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


How Greg Flynn engineered the biggest franchise deal in U.S. history

This week’s episode of the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” features the founder of the country’s largest operator, coming off its purchase of most of NPC International.


Restaurant sales take off

Consumers, stimulus checks in hand, are spending at restaurants, often outpacing 2019 numbers and creating supply chain problems in the process.

Mill Road Capital has created a fund to improve the culture at smaller public companies while committing to more diversity among director candidates, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The pizza chain is launching “The Hut Lane" pickup windows for digital and phone orders in 1,500 locations across the country.

The barbecue chain andd its sister concept Granite City Food and Brewery both saw sales soar in March, thanks to easing restrictions, vaccinations and easy comparisons.

Embers at one point was a popular Midwest family dining chain. The last one of them closed on Sunday, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The nine-unit chain, which just sold a majority stake to Jamie Coulter and Jimmy John Liautaud, is planning a massive expansion.

Restaurants can soon apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan of up $500,000 for everyday expenses.

Administrators of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund are shooting for a one-month ramp up, but can't say when they'll begin distributing grants.

The Senate voted to extend PPP lending for two months, clearing the way for restaurants and other small businesses to apply for the $110 billion left in the program through May.

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