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


Thinking of discontinuing tips? Here’s what to consider

Restaurateurs thinking of discontinuing gratuities at their full-service restaurants should keep these early lessons in mind.


The challenge of raw material costs

More than two in five operators have said that, of all factors, higher costs have most negatively impacted their operating profit in the past five years.

The chain was acquired by a private-equity firm run by restaurant franchisees.

The private-equity firm often doesn't follow its own guidelines for making acquisitions. Its latest conquest is a case in point.

Citing the services’ high costs, Olive Garden owner Darden and Newk’s Eatery are cautious on the industry trend.

A pair of advisory firms are recommending that shareholders vote against the deal.

Same-store sales declined 0.3% as storms hit the Midwest and Northeast.

The chain ends its sponsorship after weak ratings are blamed for poor sales.

But Sardar Biglari, CEO of Biglari Holdings, didn't get a crucial incentive for his investment work.

Doyle was one of the most consequential chief executives in industry history, and here’s the data to prove it, says RB’s Bottom Line.

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