Steve Rockwell


Steve Rockwell has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry.  

Ruby Tuesday
Ruby Tuesday must rise to tough challenges
Casual-dining operator’s strategy has not proven successful
Labor cost increases impact unit economic model
How restaurant operators can prepare for minimum wage increases
stock market chart
Are valuations being reset? 
Financial columnist Steve Rockwell looks at whether valuations will bounce back
Urban Outfitters store
What restaurants can learn from outside investments 
Non-restaurant companies put funds into upstart eateries
Opinion: Wage pressure has arrived 
Operators and investors need to prepare themselves for the pressure on returns
The art and science of restaurant valuations 
The key question is, what is the company worth?
Restaurant entrepreneurs: Evaluate potential partners carefully 
Time spent vetting advisors and investors is worthwhile
Should investors take another look at casual dining? 
More experienced private-equity firms are becoming increasingly discriminating and disciplined regarding valuations
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Hitting expectations after financing is critical to success 
How the quarter following a financing can impact a restaurant's future
Repercussions of the NLRB's ruling on 'joint employer' status 
Ruling could have major effects on franchisees if it withstands appeal
Zoës Kitchen, Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
Zoe's and Papa Murphy's: A tale of two restaurant IPOs  1
Breaking down the companies' public offerings and stock performance
Lessons for fast casual from casual dining 
What the new hot segment can learn from the golden years of casual dining
Private equity filling restaurant finance gap 
PE firms are increasingly investing in, growing early-stage brands
Hand with money, Thinkstock
Financial trends: A seller's market 
Investments are opening up for restaurants with superior fundamentals
Business economics of minimum wage hike  1
Restaurants should educate the public on the impact of a minimum wage increase

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