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.


Business Diners Pay Dividends

High-end restaurants that typically ramp up their staffing and operations for weekend suppers and Sunday brunch may need to add a new segment to their strategies: Weekday business diners are the la

Full-Service Sales Up 1.6% in March

Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) today announced that the APT Index of in-store restaurant sales for March 2015 increased +3.5 percent compared with March of last year.

Darden Reports Strong Third Quarter Results

Darden Restaurants reported its financial results for the third quarter ended February 22, 2015.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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