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Apr 21, 2015
Is it time to worry about bird flu?
The recent bird flu outbreak is long from affecting poultry prices, but restaurants should still keep a watchful eye on supplies....
Apr 17, 2015
Post Darden, restaurants more receptive to activists
Recent announcements by Panera, Jamba Juice show restaurants taking a more conciliatory tone with activists....
Apr 16, 2015
Could McDonald's USA follow Japan in closing stores?
McDonald's Japan is planning to close 131 underperforming stores there....
Apr 15, 2015
Blaze Pizza sees possible IPO in future
Fast-casual pizza leader gunning to be fifth-largest pizza brand within five years....
Apr 15, 2015
Are consumers eating out more than eating in?
Data show that consumers are eating out more often at restaurants....
Apr 13, 2015
Are consumers rejecting giant restaurant chains?
Four of the five largest restaurant chains in the country either saw a sales decline or were largely flat in 2014....
Apr 09, 2015
Can McDonald's go premium?
The chain has a long line of failed premium products....
Apr 06, 2015
Bojangles files for an IPO
Bojangles Inc. filed for an initial public offering Monday, making it the latest restaurant chain hoping to get rewarded by consumer investors on....
Apr 03, 2015
An oil company gets into the restaurant business
The oil industry is weak thanks to low crude prices. The fast casual sector is booming. So maybe it's not a surprise that one company would give up....
Apr 02, 2015
Why investors love franchisees
A perfect storm of low interest rates and growing interest from private equity groups and other investors is driving up the prices for large-scale....
Mar 31, 2015
Broadening recovery could help more restaurants
While employment is up, wages have been stagnant. But higher wages by the end of the year could be a boon for the restaurant industry....
Mar 30, 2015
How low-carb diets still affect restaurants
As many as one out of five Americans are on a low-carb diet, which could be having a real impact on the restaurant industry....
Mar 27, 2015
How much change will Easterbrook make?
McDonald's Corp. appears willing to look at major changes in an effort to lift sales under new CEO Steve Easterbrook, but the full extent of those....
Mar 25, 2015
Why did investors hammer Sonic's stock?
Sonic Corp. this week reported a strong quarter with improving sales and margins that beat expectations. So why did the company's stock fall by more....
Mar 20, 2015
The end of the casual dining discount era
Several casual dining chains are ending discount strategies in order to lure a more profitable customer base....
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