Chuy’s closes units

The underperforming stores will be shuttered by the end of the year, the chain says.


In brief: Q3 results for Ruth’s Chris, Chuy’s, J. Alexander’s, STK

At a time of free-falling traffic for the industry, the smaller casual brands relied largely on pricing to improve results.

Increasing traffic is still a challenge in casual dining, as these three brands showed in their most recent financial results.

The regional chain intends to raise familiarity through a combination of nontraditional and tried-and-true marketing efforts.

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Reports of new cases routinely cite eating places as the source of the contamination, but an alarm has yet to sound.

The 100-unit casual chain is also looking to bolster sales and profits by charging more fully into catering.

New research finds turnover climbing again, along with restaurants’ hiring plans.

The Mexican casual chain puts the blame on escalating labor costs and the effects of bad weather.

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