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


Ruling on Teavana could force companies to rethink closures

The win over Starbucks by Simon Property Group could have a "chilling effect" on landlord-tenant negotiations.


Darden to invest $20M from tax savings into workforce

Olive Garden’s owner says reform will lower its tax rate by 600 basis points.

Marathon Partners accuses J. Alexander's of "manipulation" in its effort to merge with Ninety Nine Restaurants, says RB's The Bottom Line.

The company found a better deal by going private, says RB's The Bottom Line. Could others follow?

The weather, and perhaps the Olympics, led to a 0.8% decline in same-store sales.

It was the second-best month of sales in two years, but traffic still fell.

A restaurant chain's sales don't always reflect customer satisfaction, and vice versa. Here, we rank the leading limited-service chains using a formula that includes financials, consumer satisfaction and value.

When it comes to milk, both flavoring and packaging affect consumption, and novelty especially attracts the kids.

What to look for when purchasing olives and olive oil—two Mediterranean staples.

You have to spend money to make money, and these days you don’t need to spend that much.

  • Page 442