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


How Wingstop fixed its election problem

After a rare decline in same-store sales a year ago, the company started advertising and quickly recovered.


Pie Five records another double-digit comps drop

The once-promising pizza chain has closed stores and refranchised to stem the damage.

Investors didn't like the chain's unit growth outlook, as high wing prices last year slowed some development.

In the recent Harris Poll reputation survey, the chain came in last among restaurants rated, says RB's The Bottom Line.

Happy with slower growth, the fast-casual chain is going on offense, with zucchini noodles and takeout.

Brazil is a polyglot nation,” stated Jessica Harris, director of New Orleans’ Institute for the Study of Culinary Cultures at Dillard University, at the CIA’s 2009 Worlds of Flavor Conference. “Adaptiveness and creativity are its hallmarks.”

Nothing says summer like a tall, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade or brewed iced tea. But there are plenty of other ways to stir up these hot-weather favorites.

When Zagat surveyors were asked what irritates them most when dining out, noise came in second only to bad service.

Hopheads are turning to beer's new dark side.

“Vulture investing” can be a profitable path to growth. With bankruptcy filings occurring at a steady clip, one company’s distress is another’s opportunity.

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