Malcolm Knapp

Imitation doesn’t equal innovation 
It’s the rare restaurant company that has a research and development line item in its...
Casual dining posts declining traffic, comps through February 
Casual-dining restaurants saw their same-store sales decline by an estimated 1.1 percent in February, compared...
Casual-dining sector sees sales slip at the end of 2007 
Knapp-Track’s estimate of the casual-dining category’s average same-store sales performance for December is an overall...
Still-cautious clientele keep casual-dining sector in slump 
Hampered by still-slumping guest traffic, casual-dining restaurants sustained another decline in same-store sales in September,...
Mortgage woes suppress traffic at casual-dining restaurants 
The midweek Fourth of July holiday and the subprime mortgage crisis dealt a blow to...
Icy weather contributes to casual-dining sales decline 
Knapp-Track estimates that same-store sales for the casual-dining category fell 1.7 percent for March, versus...
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Apr 23, 2015

McDonald's performance is worse than you think 1

McDonald's U.S. same-store sales fell 2.6 percent in the first quarter. But factor out breakfast, and the number is worse....More
Apr 23, 2015

Fertitta plans 10-acre Houston development, 1st Mastro’s in Texas

The development will combine a luxury hotel with offices and residential and retail offerings....More

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