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 Frozen yogurt goes 'on demand' http://nrn.com/blog/frozen-yogurt-goes-demand <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Pinkberry teams up with Postmates to offer delivery in Los Angeles, New York</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/frozen-yogurt-goes-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/frozen-yogurt-goes-demand#comments Technology Quick Service Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:52:00 +0000 138191 at http://nrn.com Chipotle: No more Wall Street darling? http://nrn.com/blog/chipotle-no-more-wall-street-darling <div class="node-body blog-body">Investors might have lost some of their taste for Chipotle, but customers sure haven't</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/chipotle-no-more-wall-street-darling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/chipotle-no-more-wall-street-darling#comments Corporate News Markets Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:05:00 +0000 138131 at http://nrn.com 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