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


What the pandemic has taught El Pollo Loco

The chain is applying the year’s lessons to new restaurants, which will have bigger drive-thrus and smaller dining rooms.


Cheesecake holds onto 90% of to-go business as dine-in service resumes

Overall unit sales have climbed to within 7% of year-ago levels, the polished chain says. Meanwhile, it's about to experiment with virtual concepts.

The restaurant industry's largest deal in six years will make Arby's and Sonic's owner one of the country's largest restaurant operators.

The chain now expects to close 500 domestic locations in the next year as the chain accelerates its shift away from poor-performing urban areas.

Current Black franchisees have sued the company, accusing it of a systemwide pattern of discrimination.

The burger chain, which has never had a drive-thru, plans to open up to eight of them in the next two years to make order pickups more convenient amid the pandemic.

The company’s flagship coffee chain has closed nearly 700 locations this year, more than half of them inside Speedways, as it shifts strategy during the pandemic.

The chain’s sales at takeout and delivery units are on par with its rivals as the company works on closing its old full-service restaurants.

The struggling Roark-owned fast casual has been purchased by the new owner of Boston Market, real estate investor Jignesh Pandya.

Despite the easing of dining restrictions, a lot of consumers continued to order delivery in the third quarter.

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