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.


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.

Texas Roadhouse Says it's Well-Positioned for Long-Term Growth

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. announced financial results for the 13-week period ended March 29.Results for the first quarter included the following highlights:

Why Travel Centers of America is Acquiring a Bankrupt Restaurant Chain

The quintessential truck stop in the U.S. is adding a wings and burger joint to its portfolio. 

The Cheesecake Factory Enjoys 25th Straight Positive Comparable Sales Quarter

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2016, which ended on March 29.

Total Revenue Up, Same-Store Sales Down at Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 27. Highlights for the first quarter vs. the same period a year ago were:

Brinker Disappointed in Recent Sales Performance

Brinker International, Inc. announced results for the fiscal third quarter ended March 23.Highlights include the following:

Restaurants Experience First Negative Growth Quarter in Two Years

Chain restaurant same-store sales fell during March, plunging into negative growth territory for the second time in the last three months.

Six Corporate-Owned Ruby Tuesdays Closed in Third Quarter

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. announced fiscal third quarter 2016 financial results for the period ended March 1, and updated its guidance for fiscal year 2016.

The ONE Group Plans to Open Eight New STK Restaurants

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31. Highlights were as follows: