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.

 

Educated Urbanites: The New Foodies

An expanding and tasteful demographic is garnering attention from full-service restaurants. Should you target them, too?

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.

Sales Increase at Maggiano's and Chili's in Last Quarter of 2014 Sales Increase at Maggiano's and Chili's in Last Quarter of 2014

Brinker International, Inc. today announced results for the fiscal second quarter ended Dec. 24, 2014.

Bloomin' Brands Completes Sale of Roy's Restaurants Bloomin' Brands Completes Sale of Roy's Restaurants

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. closed the previously announced sale of Roy's to United Ohana, LLC, an affiliate of Sunil Dharod's SSCP Management Inc. 

Denny's Sales Up 3% in Preliminary 2014 Results Denny's Sales Up 3% in Preliminary 2014 Results

Denny's Corporation reported preliminary results on domestic same-store sales and restaurant openings and closings for its fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2014.

DRH Announces Preliminary Results for Fiscal Year 2014 DRH Announces Preliminary Results for Fiscal Year 2014

Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc., the creator and operator of Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern and one of the largest franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings, today announced preliminary revenue for the fiscal year 2014, which ended on Dec. 28, 2014.

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