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.

 

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:

Two J. Alexander’s Restaurants Scheduled to Open During Fourth Quarter

J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc. reported financial results for the 13 weeks of the first quarter ended April 3. 

Ignite Restaurant Group Hopes New Menus Turn Around Sales

Ignite Restaurant Group reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 28.Highlights for the first quarter of 2016 were as follows:

DineEquity Working to Get Applebee's Back on Track

DineEquity, Inc., the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP restaurants, announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2016.

Denny's Completed 57 Remodels in First Quarter

Denny’s corporation, franchisor, and operator of one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, reported results for its first quarter ended March 30.

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