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Financing

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

Financing

Centre Partners buys Captain D’s again

The private-equity firm, which sold the seafood chain in 2017, has acquired the brand again. Management has also invested in the company.

Financing

How independent operators can keep pace with rapidly changing technology

The Bottom Line: The National Restaurant Association Show displayed some of the latest gadgets to improve efficiency and reach more customers. But can those that need it most afford it?

Jose Cil, CEO of the parent company of Burger King, Popeye, Tim Hortons and Firehouse Subs, said during a talk at the National Restaurant Association Show that raising prices is more than a simple math problem.

The Bottom Line: The interim CEO, who did away with company buybacks, has been buying up shares of the company’s stock and now owns 21.8 million shares directly or indirectly.

The bill could not muster enough votes to get past a filibuster despite bipartisan support, effectively killing the legislation.

Alexander Govor will acquire the company’s entire portfolio, McDonald's said. He has been an operator with the chain in Siberia since 2015.

Founders Table Restaurant Group, which also owns Dos Toros, will help the five-unit chicken-and-waffles concept grow in New York City, Los Angeles and beyond.

The Bottom Line: Margins were fine last fall as sales recovered. But high food costs on top of high labor costs have done them in. And some concepts are already feeling the pain.

A growing number of analysts and executives expect the economy to slow down or contract as the U.S. Federal Reserve raises rates. Here’s what it means for restaurants.

Stocks plunged once again amid economic worries after Target reported poor results. Restaurant stocks were hit particularly hard.

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