Recent fluctuations in commodity prices played prominently in the second-quarter earnings performance for the Texas Roadhouse, Famous Dave's and Buffalo Wild Wings casual-dining chains, which discussed plans for managing margins for the rest of 2013 and next year. Louisville, Ky.-based Texas Roadhouse’s second-quarter restaurant margins slipped 0.5 percent due to persistent inflation for beef. That decline contributed to a 1.7-percent decrease in net income despite higher ...

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