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


Black Bear Diner crosses the Rockies

The California-based family-dining chain is taking its expansion east.


New Buffalo Wild Wings owner leans on its CEO's hotel experience

Inspire Brands, which owns Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings, is a new kind of brand operator.

The latest flurry of earnings reports show clear sales and traffic improvement for a number of the sector's big brands.

The complaint says the chain’s remodel requirements and other efforts are designed to push him out of the business.

Restaurant Brands International CEO Daniel Schwartz vowed to improve communications amid sales challenges in Canada.

Not every bar has a barkeep in muttonchops stirring up faithful versions of pre-Prohibition classics. Nor does every restaurant enjoy a steady supply of ingredients for “farm to glass” cocktails. But high-quality mixers can produce similar results.

Asian, Latin and Mediterranean have been the big three global influencers on American menus, but now chefs and operators are digging deeper.

This chilly category covers both alcoholic and non, and includes daiquiris, mudslides and piña coladas, as well as smoothies, granitas, slushies and more.

When the first Europeans landed in America, the natives they encountered relied on three staple crops—corn, beans and squash—along with wild berries, fruits and other plants. Fishing and hunting filled out their meals.

Table salt was the go-to seasoning, but now chefs (and diners) are using crystals of different sizes, textures, colors and flavors.

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