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.

 

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.

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.  

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.

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.

NRA's Industry Forecast Receives Top ASAE Honors

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has earned a 2014 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Restaurant Industry Forecast, the association announced today. 

Sales Rise at Chili's, Maggiano's Sales Rise at Chili's, Maggiano's

Brinker International, Inc. today announced results for the fiscal fourth quarter ended June 25, 2014.

Revenues Up, Traffic Flat at Bloomin' Brands Revenues Up, Traffic Flat at Bloomin' Brands

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. reported financial results for the 13 weeks ended June 29, 2014.

Revenues Up 20% at Buffalo Wild Wings in Second Quarter Revenues Up 20% at Buffalo Wild Wings in Second Quarter

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.  announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 29, 2014.

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