Tag: earnings

Chains

Chili’s Bets Big on Its New Value Menu

3 months ago

Chili's isn't all too concerned with converting value-focused customers into higher spenders at this point. The company is choosing to ride out the foot traffic momentum, at a time when many restaurants are struggling with the metric.

Chains

Starbucks Runs Into Early Troubles With Uber Eats Partnership

3 months ago

There are a couple of ways Starbucks Delivers could go wrong. First is Starbucks' efforts are tied to two completely different companies. The possibility also remains that by growing its store footprint too quickly in the U.S. and China, the chain could be shooting itself in the foot.

Chains

Starbucks Earnings Suggest It Is Unfazed by New Competition

3 months ago

The coffee chain beat analysts' estimates across the board on Thursday. Perhaps it is not growing as fast as we originally predicted.

Tech

Just Eat’s CEO Out Amid Stronger Competition From Rivals

3 months ago

The pressure from investors begging for speedier decision-making on underperforming assets finally got to Just Eat. Is Yelp next, given its troubles?

Chains

Olive Garden’s Parent Company Is No Closer to Finding a Delivery Partner

4 months ago

A delivery partnership for Olive Garden could come soon, since its current in-house delivery platform is disappointing customers.

Chains

Cracker Barrel’s Investment in Staff Training Is Paying Off

5 months ago

It's not too difficult to connect the dots here: listening to employees and improving the staff experience automatically flows through to improving the guest experience.

Chains

5 Big Takeaways From Restaurant Earnings Season

5 months ago

Brands are being pulled in all directions but there are consistent messages coming out of earnings season, both in terms of shortcomings and triumphs.

Chains

Del Frisco CEO: Fast Forward After Fast Casual Acquisition Bartaco

5 months ago

The potential to scale Bartaco is huge for Del Frisco, given the concept's high profit margins. But if the CEO sees the 18-unit taco chain becoming a 300-unit behemoth in the future, it's going to take a lot of smart real estate decisions to get there.

Marketing

Yelp’s Local Advertising Model Flattens

5 months ago

To recap, Yelp didn't add as many new customers, and it also lost out on some local ad revenue. But the online advertiser promises to work out the kinks of its new business model in 2019.

Chains

Wendy’s CEO: Income Inequality Is Hurting Sales

5 months ago

Recent minimum wage raises voted into effect could be exactly what Wendy's needs to jumpstart sales growth.

Chains

Wendy’s Sales Aren’t Fresh Like the Ads Promise

5 months ago

While Wendy's emphasis on value deals like its popular 4 for $4 menu option got customers into the restaurants, the company failed to convert those diners into higher-paying customers.

Chains

Papa John’s Failures Can Be Measured in the Double Digits

6 months ago

It's a long way back for the pizza chain, which should first focus on making its former CEO go away before winning back customer approval.