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


Famous Dave’s turns a profit

Cost cuts and better revenue have offset the chain's decline in same-store sales.


Del Frisco’s fills a niche in its portfolio by acquiring Barteca Restaurant Group

The $325 million deal will bring the steakhouse-centered company a high-energy vibe and strength in new dayparts.

The two-concept Italian operation says its pending acquisition by a Swiss private-equity group is a better deal.

The rapidly growing fast-casual chain has raised more than $130 million to fuel its expansion.

The fast-casual chain said its same-store sales have turned positive after years of weakness.

The bankruptcy filing of large Applebee’s franchisee shows that franchisors don’t reveal enough of their operators’ financial health, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Traffic is still falling, but the industry is showing some improvement after a tough start to 2018.

The pizza chain has closed more than 60 locations over the past year amid weak sales.

The chain says its sales haven’t changed in markets where its larger rival has tested fresh-beef burgers.

Chief Marketing Officer Brandon Rhoten is leaving the company, which is looking for a way to reverse worsening sales.

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