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


4 takeaways from Technomic’s Top 100 sales ranking

A look at the industry's dominant brands reveals some surprising patterns.


Casual-dining chains end the year right

Among the quarter's winners and losers, casual dining takes gold, says RB's The Bottom Line.

Despite some issues, franchisees are better at running restaurants than franchisors.

Beverage chains share best practices for smaller footprints.

All bottled water is not created equal. Don’t be fooled by a pretty label showing the Rocky Mountains or a pristine lake; that bottle may just as likely contain city tap water.

With health and freshness two of the major forces driving menus today, produce is top on operators’ purchase orders. Indeed, restaurants have been making a big effort to put more fruits and vegetables on the plate. But this effort hit a roadblock with recent E.coli scares and salmonella outbreaks. As a result, food safety has become the priority for suppliers and buyers of fresh produce.

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

Restaurantbusiness.com looks back at some of the concepts that figured into past Future 50 rankings of the day’s up-and-comers.

As part of its "Marry Bacon" campaign to promote a new bacon cheeseburger, West Coast fast food chain Jack in the Box also introduced a new milkshake flavor: Bacon.

Hurricane Sandy caused an estimated $63 billion in damages across the East Coast. Restaurants contributed their share to the bill.

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