sales and profits


Value push boosts Red Robin's traffic, not comps

A slight gain in transactions failed to generate a same-store sales boost for the grill and bar concept.


Why refranchising and value don’t mix

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

Speakers at the National Restaurant Association's annual convention underscored how severe the labor situation has become—and how vital it is to foster retention by showing appreciation of the current staff.

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

The fast-casual chain said its same-store sales have turned positive after years of weakness.

The pizza chain has closed more than 60 locations over the past year amid weak sales.

Chief Marketing Officer Brandon Rhoten is leaving the company, which is looking for a way to reverse worsening sales.

The company said that its strategic review didn’t result in a viable offer, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The chain says its sales haven’t changed in markets where its larger rival has tested fresh-beef burgers.

RMH Franchise operates 163 stores in 15 states.

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