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sales and profits

Financing

Earnings roundup: Chuy's, El Pollo Loco, Ruth's Chris, Good Times, Bad Daddy's

Smaller publicly owned chains had a more mixed Q1 and April than many of their larger counterparts.

Financing

Applebee's, IHOP to get smaller sister formats, more virtual brands

Parent Dine Brands Global intends to increase its development options by creating smaller prototypes and opening Flip'd units.

Same-store sales rise on a two-year basis as it recovers its “graveyard” business while breakfast remains a challenge.

CEO Ritch Allison said the labor environment for the company’s operators is as bad as it’s been in a long time.

The polished casual brand and its Italian sister, North Italia, are solidly part of casual dining’s rebound. But that doesn’t mean they’re running with the pack.

Quick-service concepts have raised prices aggressively and largely abandoned value amid a spike in demand. That strategy carries some risks coming out of the pandemic.

More people are traveling for vacations, but business travel remains muted. That could change this summer, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Platinum Corral permanently closed 16 of its 28 units. It is the second large franchisee of the buffet chain to seek debt protection since the start of the pandemic.

Sales trends have convinced One Group Hospitality that customers are about to pack dining rooms to indulge their pent-up demand for dining out.

Everywhere else, comps are solidly in positive territory.

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