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


Only ravenous dinosaurs can stop Punch Bowl Social, says its CEO

Founder Robert Thompson says he's certain the eatertainment concept will find the backing to get back into business, even if the dollars come from space invaders.


Restaurant sales bounced back in May, but not nearly enough

Sales rose 29% in May from April’s low, suggesting the industry has found a bottom, but it remains well below normal.

The family chain is forgoing some royalty fees and helping on rent rollbacks to help operators get back on their feet.

Same-store sales improved in May, but remain weak in the mornings, as dining rooms gradually begin reopening.

Investors with as little as $100 now own a stake in the fast-casual juice concept.

Sales turn positive at Carrols Restaurant Group, while adjusted earnings are set to improve this quarter.

Operators have started filing complaints with the Federal Trade Commission as their dispute with the franchisor intensifies.

Fewer companies have sought debt protection than expected so far, but many remain in limbo even as states reopen, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The sandwich chain is negotiating with landlords to close locations but has hired restructuring advisors, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The Nashville-based restaurant group, an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, bought the restaurants out of bankruptcy for $93 million.

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