IHOP Lifts DineEquity 3Q, Company Eyeing Third Concept

A sixth consecutive quarter of same store sales increases at its IHOP brand helped DineEquity beat analyst’s third quarter estimates and boost its annual sales forecast at both IHOP and its Applebee’s concepts.

Remodels, Menu, Propel Denny’s 3Q Results

Bottom line: The ongoing brand revitalization at Denny’s ‑ a two-pronged approach encompassing a remodeling effort and select menu tweaks - is paying dividends.

Chipotle’s Steve Els: The Fast Food Basher

Chipotle’s recent 3rd quarter conference call gave CEO Steve Els another chance to bash the QSR restaurant business.

Chipotle’s 19.8 Percent Comp Stands Alone

Comparable sales for the third quarter (ended September 30) jumped nearly 20 percent at 1,700-unit Chipotle Mexican Grill. It’s truly an astonishing figure.

Brinker to Expand New Value Platform, Kick off Burger Revamp

Buoyed by the success of its “Fresh Mex” line of menu offerings in its core Chili’s brand, casual dining operator Brinker International promised to debut a new value platform later this year.

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