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Despite improvement at Applebee’s and BJ’s, demand at varied menu chains remains weak, says RB’s The Bottom Line.
The 6.9% jump for Q3 was driven by higher checks and a 2.6% rise in traffic.
Differing approaches by BJ’s and Texas Roadhouse show there’s no single approach, says RB’s The Bottom Line.
The casual-dining chain reported a 5.6% increase in comps for its second quarter.
Consumers give high marks to six chains that differentiate the menu and experience.
Sales and traffic comps remained negative for the big brand in Brinker’s portfolio.
The 192-unit chain has installed equipment to offer menu items that are seldom found in its market segment.
The beer-focused concept partnered with third-party services to begin delivery
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