Off-premise separates restaurant sales stars from also-rans

Recent earnings reports show a correlation between positive comp sales and customers eating outside of restaurants, but not all brands are convinced.


Restaurants now showing baby boomers some love

Chili's and Applebee's are two of the chains betting on the generation they were set to ignore.

The franchised concepts run by Doherty Enterprises range from giants like Applebee’s to relative newcomers like Noodles & Company, but they sport similar traits.

The chain’s Topped Steaks & Twisted Potatoes combo meals start at $12.99.

A look at the casual-dining chains satisfying consumers with their dine-in services, but not doing quite as well with takeout.

But only on a limited scale—for right now.

The one-time carhop had headed the two-concept franchisor DineEquity for 16 years. No permanent replacement was named.

Shifting consumer demands have hammered the likes of Applebee's and Chili's, and their recovery is uncertain, says RB's The Bottom Line.

EFR UPDATE: STAYING AHEADOF THE 800-lb GORILLAIndustry is forced to adopt EFR standardsAbout half a dozen years after it was launched, the industry...

Nearly everything, says interim CEO Richard Dahl.

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