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Red Robin

Financing

Where are all the restaurant customers?

Despite a booming economy, restaurants are still struggling with traffic, and here’s why, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Operations

Feds round up hacker group that preyed on restaurants

The criminal enterprise is believed to have swiped credit card information for 15 million consumers.

A slight gain in transactions failed to generate a same-store sales boost for the grill and bar concept.

The casual chain is looking at kitchen-only formats after shrinking the size and tweaking the back of house of its conventional stores.

The casual chain is looking at kitchen-only formats after shrinking the size and tweaking the back of house of its conventional stores.

A new analysis also shows what differentiates a good user-generated review from a negative one.

Even the pizza chain was startled by the new way that's been blazed to order a pie. And that's only one of the extreme moves that turned heads this week.

The latest flurry of earnings reports show clear sales and traffic improvement for a number of the sector's big brands.

The Bottom Line: Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings want to buy more brands, and they have plenty of choices.