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


Focus on: Cooking oils

In restaurant kitchens, oils are used for deep-frying, sautéing, salad dressings and baking.


Pears: Ripe and ready for fall

With over 3,000 varieties of pears grown worldwide, there is fruit available in almost every month of the year.

Six top business leaders describe how to create and sustain companies with purpose.

As part of the chain’s “7 Days, 7 Deals, 7 Dollars” promotion, the sandwich—with housemade pickle and side—sells for $7.

The slow times echo a familiar story for many restaurants. But the solutions don’t lie only in discounting, and they needn’t be high-tech.

Lessons to learn from chains that have had their highs and lows, including Daphne's California Greek, Shake Shack, Seasons 52 and Bobby's Burger Palace.

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

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.

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