Reporter's Notebook http://nrn.com/blog/65421/feed Reporter's Notebook is NRN's newsroom blog, where our editors give their points of view on news happening in the restaurant business. en Biglari gets more control at Biglari Holdings http://nrn.com/blog/biglari-gets-more-control-biglari-holdings <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Sardar Biglari will control nearly half of the shares at Biglari Holdings after his hedge fund agreed to buy another 600,000 shares.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/biglari-gets-more-control-biglari-holdings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/biglari-gets-more-control-biglari-holdings#comments Corporate News Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:39:00 +0000 137981 at http://nrn.com Investors are betting on restaurants http://nrn.com/blog/investors-are-betting-restaurants <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Investors seem to have rediscovered the restaurant industry so far in 2015, but they've been cautious about it</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/investors-are-betting-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/investors-are-betting-restaurants#comments Markets Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:25:00 +0000 137921 at http://nrn.com Want to generate higher sales? Don't franchise http://nrn.com/blog/want-generate-higher-sales-dont-franchise <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Restaurants that don't franchise generated higher sales last year than those that do franchise, according to Technomic</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/want-generate-higher-sales-dont-franchise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/want-generate-higher-sales-dont-franchise#comments Corporate News Same-store sales Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:34:00 +0000 137871 at http://nrn.com J. Alexander's officially withdraws its IPO http://nrn.com/blog/j-alexanders-officially-withdraws-its-ipo <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: J. Alexander's has officially withdrawn its plan for an IPO, proving that some restaurant companies can't quite go that route. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/j-alexanders-officially-withdraws-its-ipo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/j-alexanders-officially-withdraws-its-ipo#comments Corporate News Markets Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:20:00 +0000 137721 at http://nrn.com Some companies still like running restaurants http://nrn.com/blog/some-companies-still-running-restaurants <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Recent acquisitions of franchisees by Buffalo Wild Wings and Chili's show that some brands still like running restaurants. Here's why.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/some-companies-still-running-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/some-companies-still-running-restaurants#comments Corporate News Mergers-Acquisitions Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:09:00 +0000 137571 at http://nrn.com The problem with going public http://nrn.com/blog/problem-going-public <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Lots of restaurant companies are going public, but life for a public company can be trouble</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/problem-going-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/problem-going-public#comments Markets Mergers-Acquisitions Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:17:00 +0000 137191 at http://nrn.com How Starbucks operates like a tech giant http://nrn.com/blog/how-starbucks-operates-tech-giant <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Starbucks' decision to close 23 La Boulange Bakery locations shows how the concept acts more like a tech company.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/how-starbucks-operates-tech-giant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/how-starbucks-operates-tech-giant#comments Corporate News Mergers-Acquisitions Quick Service Starbucks Coffee Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 17 Jun 2015 20:49:00 +0000 137101 at http://nrn.com How will investors receive Fogo de Chão? http://nrn.com/blog/how-will-investors-receive-fogo-de-ch-o <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Investors have given strong valuations to restaurants over the past two years, but not so for casual dining chains. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/how-will-investors-receive-fogo-de-ch-o" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/how-will-investors-receive-fogo-de-ch-o#comments Casual Dining Markets Fast Casual Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:35:00 +0000 136731 at http://nrn.com Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill makes jump to East Coast http://nrn.com/blog/wood-ranch-bbq-grill-makes-jump-east-coast <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: California concept expands to the Washington, D.C. area for the first time</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/wood-ranch-bbq-grill-makes-jump-east-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/wood-ranch-bbq-grill-makes-jump-east-coast#comments Casual Dining Operations Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:47:00 +0000 136281 at http://nrn.com Pizza Hut to debut Hot Dog Bites pie http://nrn.com/blog/pizza-hut-debut-hot-dog-bites-pie <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: The pizza will debut on June 18</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/pizza-hut-debut-hot-dog-bites-pie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/pizza-hut-debut-hot-dog-bites-pie#comments Latest Headlines Food Trends Quick Service Pizza Hut Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:18:00 +0000 136271 at http://nrn.com