Finance http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/44080/more en Restaurant Finance Watch: Do share buybacks benefit restaurant companies? http://nrn.com/corporate-news/restaurant-finance-watch-do-share-buybacks-benefit-restaurant-companies <div class="field-deck"> Critics say buybacks by McDonald’s, Panera Bread, others eschew long-term investment for short-term gain </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Critics say buybacks by McDonald’s, Panera Bread, others eschew long-term investment for short-term gain</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/corporate-news/restaurant-finance-watch-do-share-buybacks-benefit-restaurant-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/corporate-news/restaurant-finance-watch-do-share-buybacks-benefit-restaurant-companies#comments Corporate News Latest Headlines McDonald's Panera Bread Fri, 22 May 2015 16:08:00 +0000 134531 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock Frisch’s acquired by NRD Partners in $175M deal http://nrn.com/mergers-acquisitions/frisch-s-acquired-nrd-partners-175m-deal <div class="field-deck"> Acquisition is first for new private-equity fund </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Acquisition is first for new private-equity fund</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/mergers-acquisitions/frisch-s-acquired-nrd-partners-175m-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/mergers-acquisitions/frisch-s-acquired-nrd-partners-175m-deal#comments Corporate News Family Dining Latest Headlines Mergers-Acquisitions Fri, 22 May 2015 14:31:00 +0000 134521 at http://nrn.com Will an IPO lift a restaurant chain's sales? http://nrn.com/blog/will-ipo-lift-restaurant-chains-sales <div class="node-body blog-body">Free publicity from an IPO should be good for a restaurant chain's sales, right? Not necessarily.</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/will-ipo-lift-restaurant-chains-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/will-ipo-lift-restaurant-chains-sales#comments Corporate News Markets Same-store sales Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 21 May 2015 21:27:00 +0000 134501 at http://nrn.com Why Arby's didn't refranchise http://nrn.com/blog/why-arbys-didnt-refranchise <div class="node-body blog-body">Arby's opted not to refranchise its company-owned units. The result? It reaped the benefits of higher sales and profits.</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/why-arbys-didnt-refranchise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/why-arbys-didnt-refranchise#comments Arby's Corporate News Mergers-Acquisitions Quick Service Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 20 May 2015 15:07:00 +0000 134371 at http://nrn.com Restaurants need to improve labor productivity http://nrn.com/blog/restaurants-need-improve-labor-productivity <div class="node-body blog-body">Labor costs and employee recruitment are growing problems in the restaurant industry. The answer? Higher productivity.</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/restaurants-need-improve-labor-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/restaurants-need-improve-labor-productivity#comments H.R. & Training Corporate News Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 19 May 2015 15:29:00 +0000 134311 at http://nrn.com Starbucks to create ‘music ecosystem’ with Spotify http://nrn.com/technology/starbucks-create-music-ecosystem-spotify <div class="field-deck"> Loyalty members can earn rewards with music-streaming subscriptions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Loyalty members can earn rewards with music-streaming subscriptions</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/technology/starbucks-create-music-ecosystem-spotify" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/technology/starbucks-create-music-ecosystem-spotify#comments Corporate News Latest Headlines Technology Quick Service Starbucks Coffee Tue, 19 May 2015 14:54:00 +0000 134321 at http://nrn.com Red Robin 1Q net income rises on brand enhancements http://nrn.com/corporate-news/red-robin-1q-net-income-rises-brand-enhancements <div class="field-deck"> Company completes remodeling efforts at 122 locations </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Company completes remodeling efforts at 122 locations</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/corporate-news/red-robin-1q-net-income-rises-brand-enhancements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/corporate-news/red-robin-1q-net-income-rises-brand-enhancements#comments Casual Dining Corporate News Latest Headlines Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Spirits Tue, 19 May 2015 14:31:00 +0000 134301 at http://nrn.com How restaurants can take advantage of high valuations http://nrn.com/finance/how-restaurants-can-take-advantage-high-valuations <div class="node-body article-body">Private-equity investment has risks and rewards</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/finance/how-restaurants-can-take-advantage-high-valuations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/finance/how-restaurants-can-take-advantage-high-valuations#comments Finance NRA Show Latest Headlines Tue, 19 May 2015 13:36:00 +0000 134281 at http://nrn.com Photo: Thinkstock Must-see videos: How avian flu may impact egg prices http://nrn.com/commodities/must-see-videos-how-avian-flu-may-impact-egg-prices <div class="field-deck"> NRN's picks for videos you need to watch this week </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NRN's picks for videos you need to watch this week</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/commodities/must-see-videos-how-avian-flu-may-impact-egg-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/commodities/must-see-videos-how-avian-flu-may-impact-egg-prices#comments Commodities Video Tue, 19 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000 134261 at http://nrn.com Good Times looks to grow beyond Colorado http://nrn.com/quick-service/good-times-looks-grow-beyond-colorado <div class="field-deck"> Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar plot expansion </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar plot expansion</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/quick-service/good-times-looks-grow-beyond-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/quick-service/good-times-looks-grow-beyond-colorado#comments Corporate News Latest Headlines Quick Service Mon, 18 May 2015 13:59:00 +0000 134181 at http://nrn.com