posts tagged as Fast casual


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | April 25, 2018

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for FY 2017

While America’s appetite for pizza couldn’t be stopped in 2017, rising labor costs, commodity prices, and costs of sales did little to improve the restaurant industry’s overall flat growth rate, according to the FY17 restaurant industry... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | December 12, 2017

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q3 2017

The combination of slow summer traffic and natural disasters dealt a blow to the service sector, particularly the restaurant industry through the third quarter. As a result, restaurants saw a 0.4 percent same-store sales decline through... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | September 12, 2017

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Results for Q2 2017

Halfway through 2017, the restaurant industry saw an overall 0.2 percent same-store sales decline through Q2. While oversaturation and industry competition contributed to the dip, evolving revenue streams like technology and third-party... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | March 14, 2017

Mapping A Route Through Industry Saturation

At times, learning how to manage in an oversaturated market can feel like trying to drive on a crowded highway during rush hour. In the moment, road blocks and traffic may slow you downbut what matters most is that you ultimately reach... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | February 08, 2017

What Impact Does Lower Grocery Store Prices Have on Restaurants?

Falling food prices are driving grocery store prices to decline. And this has some questioning the long-term impact of a price gap between grocery store and restaurant prices. read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | September 02, 2016

R&D for IPAs: Tax Breaks for Brewpubs

Over the past few years, it has become clear that craft beer is trending in the fast casual scene. While most fast casuals are stocking and selling, brewing their own is just around the corner. Owning and operating a brewery can be an... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | June 10, 2016

How Does Your Restaurant Compare? Q1 2016 Benchmarking Update

Each quarter, we take a look at the operating results of publicly traded restaurant companies and compile useful insights on their performance and the economic factors affecting the industry. Continue reading for timely benchmarking... read more


By Lisa Haffer | May 20, 2016

Webinar recap: 2016 Restaurant Remodel Analysis

Last week, BDO professionals participated in Hedgeye’s speaker series webinar on restaurant remodel management, Wall Street Meets Main Street, featuring several industry leaders including Phil Mangieri and Wally Butkus of Restaurant... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | April 01, 2016

How Does Your Restaurant Compare? FY 2015 Benchmarking Update

Each quarter, we take a look at publicly traded restaurant... read more


By Dustin Minton | February 25, 2016

Client Spotlight: Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli

Our own Dustin Minton sat down with client Sue Daggett, CEO of Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli, to delve into her concept, its recent rebranding and ongoing growth strategy.  read more