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.

 

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.  

Latino Purchasing Power Latino Purchasing Power

Recent studies show that Latino buying power hit just more than $1.3 trillion in the past year, which has made many in the full-service restaurant industry take notice and take action. At the same time, Latinos are already influencing dining habits of Americans.

Bourbon Brothers Revenue Rises 180% Year to Date Bourbon Brothers Revenue Rises 180% Year to Date

During the second quarter, Bourbon Brothers Holding Corporation reported revenue of $1,428,000 against revenue of $623,000 during the second quarter in 2013. This represents growth of nearly 125 percent in top-line revenues during the quarter. 

Joe's Crab Shack and Macaroni Grill Face Sales Drops Joe's Crab Shack and Macaroni Grill Face Sales Drops

Ignite Restaurant Group, whose portfolio of restaurant concepts includes Joe's Crab Shack, Romano's Macaroni Grill and Brick House Tavern + Tap, reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

America’s Top 10 Restaurant Groups America’s Top 10 Restaurant Groups

A snapshot of the Top 10 restaurant groups based on their 2013 sales shows little movement from 2012, with the exception of newcomer Ignite Restaurant Group stepping onto the roster.

DRH Revenue Up 12% in First Half of 2014 DRH Revenue Up 12% in First Half of 2014

Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc., operator of Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern and one of the largest franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings, announced today the results for the second quarter ended June 29, 2014.

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