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.

 

Finding The Right Time To Franchise

Franchising a full-service restaurant concept is the goal and the dream of many successful restaurateurs, but taking the next big step to package a successful concept into a business model that can be replicated by franchisees requires careful consideration, typically after years of hard work to

Darden Reports Strong Third Quarter Results Darden Reports Strong Third Quarter Results

Darden Restaurants reported its financial results for the third quarter ended February 22, 2015.Third Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights Versus Same Period a Year Ago

Revenues up 18% at Diversified Restaurant Holdings in 2014 Revenues up 18% at Diversified Restaurant Holdings in 2014

Diversified Restaurant Holdings announced today the for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 28, 2014.Revenue for the fourth quarter increased 23.4 percent to $35.1 million. Fiscal year revenue increased 17.9 percent to a record $128.4 million.

Bob Evans Sales Up in Latest Quarter Bob Evans Sales Up in Latest Quarter

Bob Evans Farms reported its financial results for the fiscal 2015 third quarter ended Friday, January 23, 2015.Third-quarter fiscal 2015 results

Revenues Up 8% for Bloomin' Brands in 2014 Revenues Up 8% for Bloomin' Brands in 2014

Bloomin' Brands reported financial results for the 13-week fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Dec. 28, 2014, compared to the  fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2013.

NY State Restaurant Association Partners with Alternative Finance Company

Merchant Cash and Capital, one of the nation’s leading alternative finance companies, has formed a strategic partnership with the New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA), the largest trade association in New York and the official voice of the more th

Comparable Sales Increase 4% at Ruth's Chris in 2014 Comparable Sales Increase 4% at Ruth's Chris in 2014

Ruth’s Hospitality Group reported unaudited financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 28, 2014.

Red Robin Revenues Up 13% in 2014 Red Robin Revenues Up 13% in 2014

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers reported financial results for the quarter and year ended Dec. 28, 2014, compared to the quarter and year ended Dec. 29, 2013.

Revenues Rise $25 Million at Cheesecake Factory in Q4 Revenues Rise $25 Million at Cheesecake Factory in Q4

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated reported financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, which ended Dec. 30, 2014.

How the Top Franchises Set Themselves Apart How the Top Franchises Set Themselves Apart

Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm, put out its annual list of the top 200 franchises in January. Among the tally of retail firms, fitness companies, and real estate establishments, seven full-service restaurant brands made the list.

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