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


With traffic challenged, fast food turns up the marketing heat

Deals and gimmicks show how competitive QSR is, but there are definite dangers, says RB’s The Bottom Line.


Papa John’s fires back at John Schnatter

The chain’s board says that Schnatter began undermining management after the company said it wanted to change its advertising.

Also on this week's episode of RB's podcast, "A Deeper Dive": Should Dunkin’ Donuts get rid of the "Donuts?"

The burrito chain now lets customers order delivery from its app, with provider DoorDash.

Fat Brands and iPic Entertainment have both struggled to create investor enthusiasm, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The fast-casual health food franchise has been closing restaurants since its failed IPO.

Despite Hurricane Lane, few Atlantic storms means the next three months will be a sales roller coaster, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Restaurant chains improved sales and traffic, led by quick-service and fast-casual concepts.

The chain’s founder told franchisees that there is “detailed evidence of sexual misconduct” by the company’s top executives.

The embattled pizza chain wants a more diverse executive team and plans a minority-owned franchise development program.

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