Financing

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

Financing

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.

Financing

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.

The upscale restaurant market has its celebrity chefs, but the limited-service sector is giving rise to a group of marquee-name investors whose very interest tends to anoint their holdings as likely successes.

Can a $25 bottle of wine become the star of your wine list? how about a $15 bottle? We think they can. It takes some digging to find wines that you can sell in that price range, so that’s just what we did. And we found plenty that fit the bill. Not just okay wines, but great ones. A lot of them. There are 84 wines here—and each one provides both you and your customers with a quality product at a very good price.

You can’t run a restaurant without ice—and lots of it.

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

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