Restaurant Finance News and Trends

News, trends, and advice on economic indicators, availability of capital, investment potential, franchise opportunities, and financial metrics in foodservice, full-service restaurants, and the hospitality industry.


Managing and Reporting Servers’ Tips

Aleks Stepanovich had worked in the restaurant industry for years—from server to manager to an operator—and saw firsthand the hassles that came from distributing tips fairly and reporti

Restaurant Performance Index Declined in August

As a result of softer same-store sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index declined in August.

Industry-Wide Price Increases Leads to Restaurant Sales Growth in August

Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) announced that the APT Index of restaurant sales increased 1.6 percent nationwide in August compared to last year.

Darden Appoints Jeffrey Davis as Senior VP and CFO

Davis will assume responsibility for the financial functions of the company

New Guide Remedies Affordable Care Act Confusion

To guide its members, the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) has formed the Health Insurance Council (HIC)

Brinker Acquires 103 Franchised Chili's Restaurants

The 103 restaurants are primarily located in the Northeast and Southeast

Legendary Brands Enters Global Agreement With Sysco

Agreement to supply food to its Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale concepts

Sysco Terminates $3.5B Merger Agreement With US Foods

Planned Merger Terminated After Courts Grant FTC's Preliminary Injunction

Fogo de Chao Completes Its Initial Public Offering

Brand completes IPO of 5,073,528 shares of its common stock

Smith Durant Firm Positions Two Las Vegas Restaurants For Growth

Firm adds Echo & Rig and Marrakech Mediterranean Restaurant to client portfolio