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.

 

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Sales Up at Chili's and Maggiano's Sales Up at Chili's and Maggiano's

Brinker International, Inc. today announced results for the fiscal first quarter ended Sept. 24, 2014.

Mid-Sized Businesses Have Low Confidence in Economy, Report Says Mid-Sized Businesses Have Low Confidence in Economy, Report Says

A new study released by the ADP Research Institute, a specialized research group within ADP, which specializes in human capital management, reveals a gap in confidence for mid-sized businesses when it comes to the U.S. economy.  

Ruby Tuesday Sales and Guest Count Up Slightly Ruby Tuesday Sales and Guest Count Up Slightly

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. today reported financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended Sept. 2, 2014.

Sales Up Across Darden's Portfolio in September Sales Up Across Darden's Portfolio in September

Darden Restaurants, Inc. today reported U.S. same-restaurant sales for the five-week September fiscal month ended Sept. 28, 2014.  

Dave & Buster's Ready to "Play" with IPO Dave & Buster's Ready to "Play" with IPO

Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of Dave & Buster's, Inc., an owner and operator of entertainment/dining venues, today announced that it has commenced the underwritten initial public offering of 5,882,353 shares of its common stock (the offering)

Dave & Buster's Files for IPO Dave & Buster's Files for IPO

Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of Dave and Buster's, Inc., an owner and operator of entertainment/dining venues, today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the propo

Sales and Traffic Rose in July, Despite Bearish Outlook Sales and Traffic Rose in July, Despite Bearish Outlook

Due in part to a dampened outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registered a modest decline in July. 

Sales Down in Bob Evans Farms' Latest Quarter Sales Down in Bob Evans Farms' Latest Quarter

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. announced its financial results for the fiscal 2015 first quarter ended Friday, July 25, 2014. On a GAAP basis, the company reported a net loss of $1 million, compared with net income of $8.4 million, in the comparable period last year. 

Traffic Positive for First Time in 2014 Traffic Positive for First Time in 2014

Guest Metrics collects data from POS systems in bars and restaurants around the U.S. Its data reveals that after tough year-to-date trends for the restaurant/bar industry, traffic turned positive for the first time this year in the 4 weeks ending Aug. 10.  

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