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.

 

GE Capital Finances Acquisition of 16 IHOP Units GE Capital Finances Acquisition of 16 IHOP Units

GE Capital’s Franchise Finance (GEFF) business announced it has provided $35 million in two separate term loans to Romulus, Inc., one of the largest IHOP franchisees. 

Consumers Reluctant to Spend, but Optimistic for 2015 Consumers Reluctant to Spend, but Optimistic for 2015

According to a new report on the state of the American consumer released today by the National Restaurant Association, although a majority of American consumers are still concerned abo

Darden Takes Strategic Action to Cut Costs Darden Takes Strategic Action to Cut Costs

Darden Restaurants, Inc. announced several leadership changes and strategic actions in order to increase the focus on restaurant operations and improve the guest experience.  

Houlihan's Emerges from Recession More Profitable Houlihan's Emerges from Recession More Profitable

Acclimating to life after the recession has been a bumpy ride for many brands. 

Denny's Sales Up 2.4% in Third Quarter Denny's Sales Up 2.4% in Third Quarter

Denny's Corporation, franchisor and operator of one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, reported results for its third quarter ended Sept. 24, 2014.Third Quarter Summary

Sales Decline at Bravo Brio Restaurant Group in Q3 Sales Decline at Bravo Brio Restaurant Group in Q3

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc., owner and operator of the BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille restaurant concepts, reported financial results for the 13- and 39-week periods ended Sept.

DRH Revenue Up 24% in Third Quarter DRH Revenue Up 24% in Third Quarter

Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc., operator of Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern and one of the largest franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings, announced the results for the third quarter ended Sept. 28, 2014.

How to Manage Food Costs How to Manage Food Costs

In May, the cost to customers dining in a full-service restaurant was 2.2 percent higher than a year earlier, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Revenues Slip at Famous Dave's in Third Quarter Revenues Slip at Famous Dave's in Third Quarter

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter and the nine months ending Sept. 28, 2014.

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