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Cheesecake Factory

Financing

Cheesecake Factory leverages Fox deal for better delivery terms

The company also said a TV test proved better than expected.

Emerging Brands

Texas Roadhouse set to expand little-known fast-casual brand

The high-flying company plans to add two Jaggers units to the two that already open.

The acquisition provides a standout operator with a standing concept-development lab.

Diversification into new concepts is sweeping through casual dining in particular. Here’s a rundown of who’s trying what.

The pending purchase of Fox Restaurant Concepts wasn’t the only news announced yesterday by the polished-casual operator.

The partners say they’re creating a new model for developing and growing restaurant concepts. Here’s why they’re giving that new approach a try.

Fox will operate as a subsidiary led by CEO Sam Fox, and North Italia will shift to Cheesecake.

Is it generating a net gain in transactions for the restaurant industry? Maybe not. But the chains doing it are seeing their sales, profits and transactions rise.

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

Aussie Grill by Outback will feature sandwiches.

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