Tag: earnings

Chains

Will Digital Ordering Save Chipotle?

1 year ago

Chipotle executives sounded optimistic as they admitted the chain has many obstacles to overcome in order to regain consumer trust and market share.

Chains

Fast Food’s Success Is Hurting Starbucks’ Bottom Line

1 year ago

As businesses from convenience store to fast casual restaurant up their coffee game, Starbucks seems to be feeling the squeeze. Expanding its holiday offerings beyond coffee didn't help much, either.

Operations

Square Grows in the Third Quarter, Driven by Bigger Retail Merchants and New Services

1 year ago

The ease of use for consumers and businesses alike make Square a smart choice in many cases, and as it adjusts to better meet the needs of larger businesses it is recognizing that it can carry this experience over to restaurants and other operators with slightly more complicated needs.

Chains

Wendy’s Falls Behind Peers as Competitors Up Their Burger Game

1 year ago

Wendy's upgrades in the last few years have made it more fast casual adjacent than just fast food. It will need to do more to distinguish its offerings as McDonald's and others improve food quality and get more creative with pricing.

Operations

To Better Understand Inflation in the U.S., Look at Prices on Menus

1 year ago

The wrench in this theory, of course, is that there may just be too many restaurants right now.

Chains

Why Cheesecake Factory’s Sales Drop Isn’t Terrible News for the Mall Chain

1 year ago

Becoming the “treat yourself” standard among mall chains is a much better position to be in than the indistinguishable option offered by TGI Friday’s, Ruby Tuesday, Chili’s, and their peers.

Chains

Sales Rose at Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC This Quarter

1 year ago

It’s good news for Yum considering the different points in their development that each of their three major brands are currently at.

Chains

Shake Shack Leans on Technology as It Continues to Grow

1 year ago

Shake Shack is correct that technology will move the customer experience forward, but the company needs to make some concrete decisions amid all its testing and iterating.

Chains

Yelp’s Quarterly Report Is Mostly Good News for the Restaurant Review Giant

1 year ago

Despite outperforming, the stock headed down in after-hours trading — but nowhere near as down as it was last year. Has Yelp found the right mix to move forward?

Chains

Papa John’s Is Selling Less Pizza and Its CEO Blames the NFL

1 year ago

We can think of additional reasons for Papa John’s woes: A resurgent Domino’s, lack of a distinctive offering, and a marketing campaign built around a very un-compelling spokesman. And, no, we’re not talking about Peyton Manning here.

Chains

Chili’s and Maggiano’s Parent Company’s Earnings Disappoint

1 year ago

Chili’s rethink of its menu could help in the next quarter, but we’re not sure what Maggiano’s can do to distinguish itself in the minds of consumers.

Chains

The Burger Is Still the King of Fast Food Dining

1 year ago

it’s silly to think that people don’t care about their health. But they also care about the health of their bank account, and often fast food — not fast casual — is the most logical option when budgets are tight.