Finance http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/44080/more en Rising costs have hurt McDonald's franchisees' profits http://nrn.com/blog/rising-costs-have-hurt-mcdonalds-franchisees-profits <div class="node-body blog-body">The run-up in average unit sales for franchisees at McDonald's Corp. haven't quite been as profitable as you'd expect. The reason? Rising food costs and lots of discounts.</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/rising-costs-have-hurt-mcdonalds-franchisees-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/rising-costs-have-hurt-mcdonalds-franchisees-profits#comments Commodities Same-store sales Quick Service Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:22:00 +0000 122331 at http://nrn.com Luby's shows growth in 1Q http://nrn.com/corporate-news/lubys-shows-growth-1q <div class="field-deck"> Four new combination locations opened in fiscal 2014 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Four new combination locations opened in fiscal 2014</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/corporate-news/lubys-shows-growth-1q" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/corporate-news/lubys-shows-growth-1q#comments Corporate News Family Dining Latest Headlines Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:09:00 +0000 122321 at http://nrn.com Darden exploring options for real estate http://nrn.com/corporate-news/darden-exploring-options-real-estate <div class="node-body article-body">Franchising could also be in the future as Starboard takes control</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/corporate-news/darden-exploring-options-real-estate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/corporate-news/darden-exploring-options-real-estate#comments Casual Dining Corporate News Latest Headlines Operations Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:49:00 +0000 122231 at http://nrn.com Ruby Tuesday loses momentum in 2Q http://nrn.com/operations/ruby-tuesday-loses-momentum-2q <div class="field-deck"> Worse-than-expected same-store sales fall 1%, traffic falls 1.3% </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Worse-than-expected same-store sales fall 1%, traffic falls 1.3%</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/operations/ruby-tuesday-loses-momentum-2q" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/operations/ruby-tuesday-loses-momentum-2q#comments Casual Dining Corporate News Latest Headlines Operations Ruby Tuesday Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:00:00 +0000 122081 at http://nrn.com 2014: A big year for restaurant IPOs http://nrn.com/markets/2014-big-year-restaurant-ipos <div class="node-body gallery-body">Several restaurant chains went public as valuations skyrocketed</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/markets/2014-big-year-restaurant-ipos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/markets/2014-big-year-restaurant-ipos#comments Corporate News Markets Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 121481 at http://nrn.com 10 major restaurant deals of 2014 http://nrn.com/mergers-acquisitions/10-major-restaurant-deals-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Companies scoop up growth brands after years of unloading non-core concepts</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/mergers-acquisitions/10-major-restaurant-deals-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/mergers-acquisitions/10-major-restaurant-deals-2014#comments Mergers-Acquisitions Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 122031 at http://nrn.com Darden takes a loss in 2Q http://nrn.com/finance/darden-takes-loss <div class="field-deck"> One-time items take a bite out of profits </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One-time items take a bite out of profits</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/finance/darden-takes-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/finance/darden-takes-loss#comments Finance Casual Dining Corporate News Latest Headlines Same-store sales Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:21:00 +0000 122021 at http://nrn.com Could Wendy's give breakfast another try? http://nrn.com/blog/could-wendys-give-breakfast-another-try <div class="node-body blog-body">Speaking on Bloomberg TV, Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick wouldn't rule out another try at breakfast. But don't expect it anytime soon. </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/could-wendys-give-breakfast-another-try" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/could-wendys-give-breakfast-another-try#comments Breakfast Corporate News Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 122001 at http://nrn.com Outback to take lunch business national http://nrn.com/casual-dining/outback-take-lunch-business-national <div class="node-body article-body">Bloomin’ Brands to drive awareness for lunch effort with marketing campaign</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/casual-dining/outback-take-lunch-business-national" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/casual-dining/outback-take-lunch-business-national#comments Casual Dining Corporate News Latest Headlines Outback Steakhouse Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:14:00 +0000 122011 at http://nrn.com How a Papa John’s franchisee went from driver to owner http://nrn.com/papa-johns-pizza/how-papa-john-s-franchisee-went-driver-owner <div class="node-body article-body">Operator goes from delivering pizzas to becoming the brand’s second largest franchisee </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/papa-johns-pizza/how-papa-john-s-franchisee-went-driver-owner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/papa-johns-pizza/how-papa-john-s-franchisee-went-driver-owner#comments Franchising Corporate News Latest Headlines Quick Service Papa John's Pizza Registration Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:55:00 +0000 121981 at http://nrn.com <p>Nadeem Bajwa</p> Photo courtesy of Emily Lazaroff