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.

 

Sales Up Across Darden's Portfolio in Latest Quarter Sales Up Across Darden's Portfolio in Latest Quarter

Darden Restaurants, Inc. today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended Nov. 23, 2014.

Dave & Buster's Revenues Up 15% in Third Quarter Dave & Buster's Revenues Up 15% in Third Quarter

Dave & Buster's Entertainment announced financial results for its third quarter of 2014, which ended Nov. 2, 2014. The company also issued guidance for the full year 2014, which ends Feb. 1, 2015.

Restaurant Revenue Drops After Thanksgiving, Per Study Restaurant Revenue Drops After Thanksgiving, Per Study

New data released today show that during the last several years, restaurant revenue has declined 22 to 45 percent during the post-Thanksgiving holiday period. 

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.

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