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


Z’Tejas files for bankruptcy for 2nd time in 2 years

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time since 2015 and shuttered four units.


Black Box: Same-store sales flat in November

The industry is on pace for its first positive quarter in two years, but weak traffic remains a problem.

Former Burger King executive heads group buying 70 of the restaurants in Texas.

The International Franchise Association's 2018 forecast for franchising provided more than just sales projections for franchisees and franchisors. Here are some nuggets of value to all types of restaurant operations.

The franchisor also plans to announce an acquisition within roughly the next year.

Sales rose 6.3% in the month as the industry continues its late-2017 momentum, according to the Technomic Chain Restaurant Index.

Anti-U.S. sentiment could hurt American brands eager to expand in Asia, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The restaurants that make the most money are not always the ones that consumers love the most. Here, we rank the leading full-service chains using a formula that includes financials, consumer satisfaction and value.

Tea, in one form or another, is a high-margin restaurant mainstay. Only about 15 percent of it is sold hot, the rest iced. Black tea is the most widely consumed type of tea in the Western world.

The deli category is a broad one—it covers all those cold cuts, cured sausage products, smoked meats, sliced cheeses and condiments that make up the bulk of your sandwiches, entree salads, antipasto plates and catering platters.

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