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Operations

Outback sales fall against 'softer backdrop'

The chain saw a marked slowdown after Labor Day and is planning to ease up on price increases to give consumers a break.

Operations

As sales slide, Applebee's touts value and menu innovation

The chain says promotions like $1 margaritas are working, but it's looking to do more on the permanent menu too.

The Houston institution remains proudly family-owned and intent on doing things its own unique way.

Higher QSR prices could boost the value of sit-down meals, CEO Greg Levin said. But BJ's will still feel some labor inflation.

Takeout sales increased for the second straight quarter, and the chain said those orders are good for its margins. But it’s still not doing delivery.

The Bottom Line: Those hoping for a detailed deck similar to the activist investor’s famous presentation on Darden likely came away wanting.

The fast-growing sports bar chain has been on a traffic tear in recent months, just like its big sibling.

The activist investor wants to improve operations at Outback Steakhouse, put the fun back into its marketing and highlight its growing Brazil business.

The bar chain has added food from Krispy Rice at 140 locations in a bid to appeal to younger consumers.

Malls with a Cheesecake Factory are more likely to be current on their loans, according to a Moody’s analysis. But the chain may not be retail's white knight.

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