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IHOP at HOME a threat or not?

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2010 Restaurant Finance and Development Conference: Zors Still in Demand

I just returned from the 2010 Restaurant Finance and Development Conference. I will compose a longer, more detailed blog post. I wanted to quickly highlight a few themes first.

Chain Restaurant Earnings Trends: Whats Working Now?

Some chain restaurants are gaining sales traction. So far in quarter three of the 2009 earnings season, most chain restaurants have delivered “good” earnings results: generally negative sales comp results, favorable commodity and other cost reductions and as a result meeting EPS expectations.

Burger King Q1 2010 Earnings: Discuss Franchises

Burger King Holdings noted that North American company comparable store sales were down less than the franchises, at -2.8% company versus -4.9% for its franchises.

Genghis Grill, Black Bear Diner Lead Way

Currently with 38 locations, franchisor Genghis Grill this report is opening stores at a rapid pace. Below are a few of the top growing restaurants concepts in the last four months, having grown in units by at least 5% if they have less than 50 restaurants.

High Stakes Burger King Remodel Still a Work in Progress

Burger King (BKC) is releasing earnings on October 29th, and needs some big news to reassure investors as well as ultimately drive sales.

Chain Restaurants, Whats Working in Q2?

Most of the chain restaurant earnings for the quarter are now in, but it will be interesting to watch Burger King on August 25.   This quarter, virtually all companies beat analysts estimates based on commodity and other cost structure reductions, all of which essentially fall 100% through to the bottom line.