Gary M. Stern

Smokey Bones Fires Up a Comeback

When Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, a chain of 61 mid-priced barbecue restaurants, saw its revenue dip from $181.5 million in 2016 to $176.8 million the following year and finally $170.2 millio ...

Can Seafood Chains Keep Pace with Competitors?

A look at the ranking of the top 500 restaurant chains in the U.S. reveals that the country is burger and pizza happy, increasingly dines on tacos and enchiladas, and can’t resist chicken wings. ...

Can Friendly's Rediscover the Magic?

Like many family-dining restaurants, Friendly’s found itself in a jam. Fewer people were dining out, frequenting shopping malls, and business was down.