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Why casual-dining chains should close about 2,000 locations

Continued traffic challenges and industry changes suggest a need to keep reducing supply, says RB’s The Bottom Line.


Why casual dining should listen to consumers instead of Jonathan Maze

The problem isn't oversupply. It's under-demand.

The two casual Italian brands will be the nucleus for a new company run by the former Olive Garden chief, with financial backing from Brazil-based GP Investments.

The barbecue chain is looking to evolve, both as a casual dining chain and a takeout concept.

The push to lower prices, and rely heavily on franchisees, could hurt more operators, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Fred Beilstein is adding the duties of CEO to his CFO responsibilities on an interim basis.

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

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.

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