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.

 

IRS Changes Rules on How Restaurants Tax Tips

The days of servers banking on large groups as a sure thing for a tip are gone—or at least will be soon.

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.

Operators Report Positive Sales and Traffic Levels

Buoyed by positive sales and traffic and an optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) remained in positive territory in November. 

Chicken Wing Prices on an Upswing Heading Toward Super Bowl Chicken Wing Prices on an Upswing Heading Toward Super Bowl

High chicken wing prices and low feed costs are causing a disparity in the market at, perhaps, the worst possible time for restaurant operators: the five weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, when demand is highest for chicken wings.

The RAM Restaurants Become Employee-Owned The RAM Restaurants Become Employee-Owned

The RAM Family of Restaurants and Breweries announced today that it has become an employee owned company. 

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.

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