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.


Education Key to Continued EMV Growth

If it felt like the October 1 EMV deadline came and went without any real sense of finality, chances are the terminology was a little misplaced.

Fall Seasonal Beers Underperform According to Study

GuestMetrics, which collects check-level data from the point-of-sales systems of 10,000 restaurants & bars, found that seasonal craft beers failed to deliver this fall.

The ONE Group Reports Sixth Consecutive Quarter of Double-Diigit Growth

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. announced its financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 30.

Quaker Steak & Lube Receives Acquisition Bid From Travelcenters of America

Quaker Steak & Lube announced that TravelCenters of America LLC has agreed to acquire Quaker Steak & Lube’s restaurant and related assets for around $25 million.

Restaurant Sales Down in October

Overall restaurant sales were down in October for the first time in 2015, according to the Applied Predictive Technologies. The sales fell 0.1 percent as compared to October 2014.

Huddle House Setting Record Pace for 2015

Ongoing investment in remodels of existing restaurants, successful limited-time offering introductions, and a focus on operational enhancements continue to deliver impressive results for Huddle Hou

Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc. Acquired by York Capital Management

York Capital Management has signed a definitive agreement to acquire HRI, a leading, diversified restaurant company focused on polished casual dining and fine dining.

Denny’s Reports Third Quarter Financials

Denny’s Corporation, franchisor and operator of one of America's largest full-service restaurant chains, reported results for its third quarter that ended September 30.

TGI Fridays Completes Goal to Refranchise Majority of Restaurants

TGI Fridays announced Gold Coast Holdings Restaurants has purchased 49 Fridays restaurants in the Boston, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and upstate New York areas.

September Restaurant Sales Up 3.8 Percent in APT Index

Applied Predictive Technologies announced that the APT Index of restaurant sales increased 3.8 percent nationwide in September compared to September of last year.