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.


Financial Planning Should be a Tool in Every Chef’s Skill Set

The restaurant industry is a notoriously difficult place to do business.

BJ’s Restaurants Scaling Back Growth to 'Improve Future Returns'

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. reported financial results for its fiscal 2016 third quarter ended September 27.Third Quarter 2016 Highlights Compared to Third Quarter 2015

Comparable Restaurant Sales Decrease at Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc., the owner and operator of the Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, and Del Frisco’s Grille restaurant concepts,

Restaurant Industry on Pace for Worst Year Since The Recession

The downturn for most of the restaurant industry continued during September.

Thai Seafood Supplier Buys $575 Million Stake in Red Lobster

Seafood supplier Thai Union Group PCL purchased a minority stake in Red Lobster for $575 million, the companies reported Monday.

Restaurants Close, Sales Slide at Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday lost nearly $40 million and closed 95 restaurants in the fiscal first quarter of 2017, the restaurant reported Friday.

Same-Restaurant Sales Rise for Darden Restaurants

Darden Restaurants, Inc., reported its financial results for the first quarter ended August 28.First Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights Versus Same Fiscal Quarter Last Year

Ruby Tuesday to Consolidate Restaurant Support Center

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Altar’d State to sell its Church Street property for $2.8 million.

The Asking Price for Vince Carter's Restaurant: $5.5 Million

SVN Alliance Commercial Real Estate Advisors principals Carl Lentz IV, CCIM, and John Trost, CCIM, are collaborating on the sale of Vince Carter’s, one of the largest and most expensive resta

Cracker Barrel's Sales on the Rise

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and for the fiscal year ended July 29.Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2016 Highlights