casual dining


Casual-dining chains try buying their way to growth

Del Frisco’s acquisition of Barteca shows Wall Street’s willingness to accept more strategic deals, says RB’s The Bottom Line.


Bravo Brio rejects takeover bid from Romano's Macaroni Grill

The two-concept Italian operation says its pending acquisition by a Swiss private-equity group is a better deal.

Cost cuts and better revenue have offset the chain's decline in same-store sales.

The bankruptcy filing of large Applebee’s franchisee shows that franchisors don’t reveal enough of their operators’ financial health, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The deal for Barteca Restaurant Group gives the casual-dining operator two growth chains.

The chain's improved performance is proof full-service chains are holding their own against fast casual, executives stressed.

Sales and traffic comps remained negative for the big brand in Brinker’s portfolio.

Early Q1 earnings reports show some big-name players reaping the benefits of programs that began long ago.

CEO Peter D’Amelio worked with chain creator Steve Silverstein to ensure a smooth transition, but he's no passive caretaker. The onetime president of The Cheesecake Factory is plotting his own course.

The company has a potential buyer in a deal valued at $20 million.

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