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Mar 1, 2016
Forecast: Double-digit price drop for beef in 2016
SpenDifference sees lower food commodity costs ahead, particularly for key center-of-the-plate items....
Feb 23, 2016
Do sweat the small stuff
Small expenses add up for restaurants...
Dec 15, 2015
Remodel now, deduct now under new IRS safe harbor rule
Changes allow businesses to deduct the more of improvement costs during the current year....
Dec 8, 2015
10 easy strategies to trim your income tax bill
It’s too late to do anything about 2015 taxes, but now is the best time to take steps to minimize Uncle Sam’s bite out of your income for 2016....
Nov 23, 2015
Chipotle’s foodborne illness crisis illustrates need for coverage
There’s a way risk-averse restaurant operators can protect themselves against collateral damage from a crisis at associated properties....
Nov 17, 2015
Urban Outfitters to buy some Vetri restaurants
In a move to grow, Marc Vetri has aligned most of his highly regarded portfolio with a national clothing and home funishings retailer....
Nov 3, 2015
Priced out of San Francisco, restaurants look to Oakland
TV personality Anthony Bourdain visits Juhu Beach Club for Indian street food in Oakland, Calif....
Oct 30, 2015
Will wage woes hurt the value of restaurants?
Restaurant owners and sellers are asking more questions as minimum wage hikes and the push to expand overtime pay gain momentum....
Oct 25, 2015
How to avoid legal, practical pitfalls of raising capital
Restaurant owners can avoid financing pitfalls by understanding capital structures and the rules that govern them....
Oct 22, 2015
Bitcoin in restaurants: Mo' money or mo' problems?
An on-site ATM that lets customers buy digital currency is meant to attract cutting-edge tech lovers to your operation....
Sep 30, 2015
RH 2015 top performers share tales from the trenches
Financing, staffing and other issues mount in fast-growing restaurant companies....
Sep 30, 2015
Creativity, common sense whittle operator's opening budget
Mic Heynekamp of Eddyline Brewery describes how creativity and common sense whittled his opening budget...
Sep 21, 2015
Key steps to establish, safeguard your business credit
Good credit scores don’t just happen. Here’s a plan to help your restaurant reap the benefits....
Sep 14, 2015
4 things to know before adding a second (or third) concept
Multi-concept restaurant operators weigh in on the risks and rewards that come along with branching out....
Sep 8, 2015
Which city has the highest minimum wage in America?
Emeryville, Calif., currently has a minimum wage of $14.44 an hour, CNNMoney reports....
Sep 2, 2015
Crowdfunding helps finance owners' imaginations
More potential restaurant owners are turning to Kickstarter and other services to raise capital for development or improvements....
Aug 25, 2015
How higher wages might spell an end to Sunday brunch
Will customers still say the minimum wage is too low if restaurants start closing during slower periods as a result of higher labor costs?...
Aug 18, 2015
Food costs expected to stabilize
Wages might be going up, but prices that affect the other major component of any restaurant’s cost structure should remain stable....
Jul 9, 2015
How to improve your profitability: More notes from the road
Some restaurants do have their acts together. Here are some recent examples....
Jul 7, 2015
Risk-averse investors looking for a few good chefs
The smart money—perhaps some of the smartest—is trying the private equity approach to independent restaurant funding....
Jul 1, 2015
Veteran restaurant owners share financing strategies
Tim Love and Sang Yoon have taken different paths to financing their restaurants....
Jun 15, 2015
Minimum wage boost apt to squeeze indy operators more
Minimum wage increases have outsized effect on the profitability of independent casual restaurants....
Jun 4, 2015
Is a merchant loan right for you?
Easy to apply for and requiring no collateral, merchant loans can provide quick funding....
Jun 2, 2015
3 ways cheaper oil could impact sales of restaurants
Exit strategy in place? Lower energy costs influence what potential buyers see when they run the numbers on a restaurant....
Apr 22, 2015
Study: Best ways to boost restaurant marketing ROI
Promotional tools abound, but many operators lack the time and money needed to use them effectively....
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