sales and profits

Restaurant sales made strides in March

After two months of flattening sales, March restaurant sales saw positive growth.

6 anvils dangling over restaurateurs’ heads

The annual Restaurant Trends & Directions conference yielded some good news, but also some threats to watch.

Takeout’s sibling, delivery, is seeing notable activity as well, and it’s mainly coming from third-party providers and the investors who seem to love them.

Franchisor DineEquity has more than doubled the projection, while also warning of a step-up in closures of IHOP units as well.

Sister chain Taco Cabana’s transactions fell 11.3% as the company moves away from discounts.

Bad financial results have restaurant chain executives citing all kinds of factors for their top- and bottom-line difficulties, from an unexciting football season to high legal fees. Do they have a case? It depends.

Growth-minded restaurateurs know the importance of keeping an eye on the competitors entering and expanding in their markets.

The company’s stock rose 5% Monday even though traffic fell in the first quarter.

The Latin chicken chain is pulling out of two core markets as part of a sweeping new turnaround plan by Fiesta Restaurant Group, which also owns the Taco Cabana brand.

Guest counts rose because of a high-low pricing strategy, the quick-service giant said.

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