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.

 

Three Items, One Price

They said in New York City and London that it wouldn’t work: A restaurant serving only three entrée dishes, all at the same price.

Darden Reports Positive Same-Restaurant Sales For All Brands

Darden Restaurants, Inc. reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended May 29.

Cracker Barrel Continues to Outperform Casual Dining Industry

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 ended April 29. Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Highlights

Expense-Account Diners Bring Deeper Pockets

Robby Kukler’s first restaurant job came the way of a Best Western in Flint, Michigan, where taking care of weary travelers was the name of the game.

The ONE Group Enjoys Eighth Consecutive Quarter of Double-Digit Revenue Growth

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31.Highlights for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016 were as follows:

Financial Performance 'Unsatisfactory' at Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter ending April 3.Highlights for the first quarter of 2016 as compared to the first quarter of 2015:

April Restaurant Sales Worst in Over Two Years

The chain restaurant industry’s sales growth continued to decline during April, the worst month since January 2014.

Kona Grill Plans to Open Eight Restaurants in 2016

Kona Grill, Inc., an American grill and sushi bar, reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31.First Quarter 2016 Highlights vs. Year-Ago Quarter

Chuy’s Enjoying a Strong 2016 in Sales

Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 27.Highlights for the first quarter ended March 27, 2016 were as follows:

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