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


Drive-thru: Benchmark Q1

A quick look at daypart data uncovers the most popular drive times and the chains that are getting the traffic.


Restaurants' Q3 traffic worsens, but hopeful signs emerge

The impact of hurricanes in Texas and Florida may mask a turn in the right direction for sales and traffic counts, according to new data.

The agreement is intended to grow Burger King’s presence in the United Kingdom.

After an SEC qualification, the fast-casual health food chain is selling stock to raise cash for new locations and marketing.

The Bottom Line: Overexpansion, marketing problems and intense competition have hurt the chain's sales. But it can recover.

Privet Fund, which is pushing for a sale, kicked off a proxy fight with a slate of board candidates.

The chain tests a new payment system to fend off competition.

Brian Niccol, in his first Chipotle earnings call, says the company has been “invisible,” and needs to provide more “consumer access.”

At most restaurants, the bar is a big profit center, so an investment in tools will pay back dividends. When writing up the shopping list, be sure to consult your bartender or mixologist.

Apples are synonymous with autumn, complete with the scent of baking apple pies. And, increasingly, with the pleasing aromas of apple-based booze.

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