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


For big chains, digital is the future

Chipotle, Starbucks and McDonald’s were all able to build sales with their digital efforts, says RB’s The Bottom Line.


Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company’s merger deal collapses

Parent company CEC Entertainment is no longer going public, at least for now, after reverse merger with Leo Holdings is terminated.

The company’s efforts to hold competitions, add technology and simplify the menu has already cut 15 seconds off its service times through the window.

A bankruptcy court has OK'd the sale of 24 restaurants to Williston Holding, the company headed by Marcus Jundt. 

The company’s 5.7% U.S. same-store sales growth was its highest since 2015 as the company’s strategies bear fruit. But guest counts are still falling.

The company’s U.S. same-store sales were its best in three years, thanks to more transactions.

After saying for some time that it saw little impact from the services, the chain now says the service is hurting sales, says RB’s The Bottom Line. What changed?

The process of evaluating a deal has been complicated by big data, the reliance on technology and the evolving role of founders, experts noted at Restaurant Directions.

CEO Scott Deviney joins "A Deeper Dive" to talk about the chain’s growth strategy and the surprising flexibility of chicken salad.

The Smashburger owner is making its largest move into the U.S. to date with the acquisition of the coffee chain.

  • Page 5