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


Even amid stale sales, takeout is a fresh spot

A confluence of tech advances, changing lifestyles and demographic shifts has brought a renaissance in takeout, and everyone is racing to capitalize on it.


2015 Top 100 Independents by location

Tourism continues to rule the Top 100 Independent Restaurants. Not surprisingly, New York City and Las Vegas are home to the most restaurants in the ranking–33 and 15, respectively.

Regardless of how wildly Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump celebrates victory on Nov. 8, restaurateurs are the ones likely to suffer a hangover.

The move may have Starbucks looking over its shoulder.

Traffic still declined, but by the slightest amount in more than a year, according to the latest snapshot from researcher TDn2K.

MTY Food Group will buy another chain operator; the combined company will have 75 restaurant brands.

The chain, which has just passed the 300-store mark, says the money will go toward expansion this year.

The company says it will focus on organic growth after shareholders block a proposed merger with Ninety Nine Restaurants.

The growing Mediterranean fast casual seeks to raise more.

The chain says it will pour $1.5 million into those areas this year.

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