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Texas Roadhouse Beats Consensus, Stock Surges 10%+

Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH) had a great 2015 and is looking forward to a strong 2016.

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Aggressive QSR Promotions Eat Jack in the Box’s Lunch (and Breakfast)

Jack in the Box shares take a nosedive on weak earnings as it fails to compete with aggressive QSR promotions.

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Two Meaningful Restaurant Real Estate Metrics

Ask five restaurateurs what the most important factor is in a successful restaurant and you’ll likely get five different answers, but few factors are as important as the lease.

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Chipotle: What If Customers Don’t Come Back?

Chipotle’s CEO Steve Ells says he is confident the company “will emerge as a stronger company than we were before our recent challenges.” Its CFO, Jack Hartung, expects store-level margins “to return to industry leading levels.”

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Chipotle Announces 2015 Results, 36% SSS Decline in January

Chipotle management didn’t quite get the sigh of relief it was hoping for as the year ended.

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Olo Set to Enter On-Demand Marketplace After $40m Investment

Online ordering platform developer Olo is looking to get into the burgeoning on-demand delivery space with its Dispatch system and a $40 million investment from The Raine Group.

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Brinker Shareholders Take Note: Chili’s Is Hurting

Brinker International’s second quarter results reveal problems in the company’s flagship brand, Chili’s.

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Bakken’s ‘Wild West’ Tamed by Dismal Oil Prices

A few years ago, the Bakken Oil Field in North Dakota was the new Wild West, and Marcus Jundt was Doc Holiday. But now that oil is trading below $28 a barrel, Bakken is more like the Dust Bowl, and Jundt is watching the tumbleweed blow by.

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Emerging Brand Punch Bowl Social Pushes the Expansion Limits

Day one of the ICR Conference in Orlando this week featured the founders and CEOs of small, private chains you’ve probably never heard of. Most of them, after all, have fewer than 15 units. For now.

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ICR Roundup: Diets, Delivery and Chipotle

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Denny’s Makes Commitment to 100% Cage-Free Eggs

Denny’s announced plans to move to 100% cage-free eggs by 2026, a move CEO John Miller said the brand has been working on for years.

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Happy New Year Restaurant Stocks

After a miserable second half for many restaurant stocks in 2015, the New Year is already looking to be another stinker. And, that’s after only four days of trading.

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Chipotle Comps -30% in December, Company Subpoenaed In California Outbreak Investigation

Chipotle is not having a happy new year.

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Joella’s Hot Chicken Plans Explosive Growth in 2016

Joella’s Hot Chicken is capitalizing on the southern food trend in a big way.

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Chipotle Stock Dips Below $500 After New E. Coli Investigation

Chipotle shares dipped below the $500 mark at the opening bell as investors deal with yet another E. coli update from the Centers for Disease Control.

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