Tag: earnings

Chains

Olive Garden Sales Buoyed by Off-Premise Business and Higher Average Tickets

1 month ago

It's hard for us to understand why analysts keep saying casual dining is dead. Applebee's, Chili's, Outback Steakhouse, and now Olive Garden have all reported strong quarterly sales.

Chains

Del Frisco’s Still Backs Barteca Acquisition as Overall Traffic Declines

1 month ago

Del Frisco's earnings reveal that its own brands are the real concern, not the Barteca deal investors were worried about.

Tech

Chinese Food Deliverer Meituan Is Learning Quickly From Early Mistakes

1 month ago

By cutting its losses now, Meituan can better focus on its core battle against ele.me, the delivery service backed by Alibaba Group.

Tech

Waitr Wants to Be the Single Tech Platform for Independent Restaurants

1 month ago

It's certainly Waitr's game to lose in the particular small-market segment that it serves. But as it branches out from its core business, it's going to take a ton of time and investment to be a best-in-class service for not just delivery, but loyalty programs and point-of-sale systems and reservations as well.

Chains

Wingstop Adds More Stores But It Really Needs Name Recognition

2 months ago

All is well at Wingstop, even if it is a relatively unknown brand. The company plans to change its low profile — and the new strategy just might work.

Chains

Papa John’s CEO: We Are Still Suffering From Customer Sentiment

2 months ago

At least losses for Papa John's are no longer in the double digits.

Chains

Shake Shack’s Profit Margins Took a Hit Due to Increased Labor Costs

2 months ago

Shake Shack chose not to increase menu prices as significantly as some other chains this quarter in order to offset an increase in labor costs, and took a not-so-small hit to its profit margins in the process.

Chains

Wendy’s Commits an Extra $25 Million to Digital Initiatives This Year

2 months ago

Will this be enough to save Wendy's lagging comparable store sales and overall revenue growth? It sure hopes so.

Chains

IHOP’s Burger Stunt Led to Its Best Sales Year Since 2015

2 months ago

Increased foot traffic and off-premise sales were other factors behind the brand's resurgence last year. But hats off to IHOP's marketing team.

Chains

The Cheesecake Factory Is Making the Most of Its Delivery Partnership

2 months ago

In the land of exclusive chain partnerships, The Cheesecake Factory's relationship with DoorDash is one that it feels very comfortable bragging about.

Tech

Yelp Beats Earnings and Predicts Double-Digit Revenue Growth Through 2025

2 months ago

After much shareholder pressure to deliver, Yelp was ready for its moment in the sun after reporting earnings that easily topped Wall Street's estimates.

Chains

Denny’s Growth Is Tied to Modernizing its Stores

2 months ago

There is a lot of truth to the notion that franchisees can run stores better than companies. Denny's, similar to its market competitors, is now banking on this strategy for future growth.