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Small-company earnings roundup: Fat Brands, Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Ark Restaurants, Freshii

Size didn't seem to matter for this mixed bag of operators during their most recent quarters. Labor and traffic proved as much of a challenge for them as it did for chains of scale.

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4 tactics Chili’s parent is bidding farewell

Brinker International said the redirections will set up the casual giant for extended growth.

The barbecue chain says to-go comps at company stores rose 6.8%, holding the decline in overall same-store sales to 0.8%. Franchisees' domestic comps rose 0.7%.

RB’s The Bottom Line examines the bankruptcy filing of Perkins & Marie Callender’s, which came after a brutal two-year period for the company.

The chain is working to speed up orders as the company looks to turn around weak traffic.

Comp sales across its four brands rose 0.5%, led by a 5.5% increase for Bartaco. Traffic slipped at the company’s two steakhouse chains.

Management says the chain is ready to roll out a new menu and marketing campaign.

The family chains’ parent company anticipates selling the holdings piecemeal.

The two chains are seeing slow sales in their home markets and believe the introduction of plant-based items can reverse that trend.

The Bloomin’ Brands holding is also planning to roll out a new interior design with more space set aside for off-premise business.

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