G.J. Hart’s vision for Red Robin: Better burgers and more managers

The new CEO wants to get the brand back on track by improving its menu and correcting past missteps.


Burger King's operational improvements start paying off

The company’s U.S. same-store sales improved last quarter, driven by its new line of chicken sandwiches and a focus on the Whopper.

Just more than half of the family-dining chain’s restaurants are open all night and executives are taking steps to get Denny’s back to being a 24-hour diner.

The chain has doubled down on value and is getting good results: Three-year same-store sales set a new record in the third quarter.

The pizza chain’s sales improved last quarter as a lot more of its restaurants worked with delivery aggregators.

Traffic was down nearly 7% at the chain after it cut back on discounts, but executives say the new strategy is helping the bottom line.

The casual-dining chain said consumers are accepting of price hikes even as sales slowed. It will need to take even more to fight off inflation.

It’s a conversation that came up during the Great Recession, said Chipotle CFO Jack Hartung.

Delivery sales increased during the company’s third quarter even as more people returned to its dining rooms. “The customer has a habit,” CEO Dave Deno said.

The brand now believes it can have 900 restaurants in the U.S. That footprint combined with robust sales put it on pace to pass its competitors.

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