Tag: earnings

Tech

With Delivery out of the Way, Yelp Doubles Down on Restaurant Products

2 years ago

As expected, Yelp is focusing a lot of energy — and money — on its products for restaurants in an effort to own the entire process, from booking to post-meal review.

Food

Chipotle Admits It Needs a New Menu Hit

2 years ago

In its recent earnings call, Chipotle executives reaffirmed the chain's commitment to mobile ordering and digital technology, but for that to work, the food has to be good, too.

Chains

Will Digital Ordering Save Chipotle?

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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.