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Red Robin retains outside help for refranchising drive

The casual chain says The Cypress Group will assist in identifying what corporate markets should be sold to franchisees.


With international growth, master franchising usually fails

A Mizuho analyst finds the vast majority of master franchising commitments go unfulfilled, and 40% fail altogether, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Adding the well-liked personality to the board and its marketing gives the chain positive buzz for the first time in a while, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The chains show the restaurant industry’s uncertain answer to third-party aggregators, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The companies, with Grubhub, are forming a "big three" in the delivery and online ordering space, and that has implications for restaurants, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

But the company believes upcoming initiatives, including a plant-based Beyond Meat Taco, will help reverse its fortunes.

Operators’ inability to fully staff restaurants can hurt same-store sales, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

This episode of "A Deeper Dive" features KFC U.S. President Kevin Hochman, on the ingredients behind the chain’s comeback.

The fast-growing 12-year-old chain is getting more deliberate in its growth strategy.

The chairman of Biglari Holdings has reignited a long-dormant activist campaign, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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