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McDonald’s Hit Hard in August, Down 3.7%

The wall of a McDonald's in Bronx
A McDonald's in northeastern U.S.| photo/ps

OAK BROOK, Ill. – McDonald's Corporation this morning announced that its U.S. same-restaurant sales decreased 2.8 percent in August, the fourth month of consecutive sales drops.

Re/Max Revenues Up 11 Percent in 2013

Re/Max reports 11% increase in revenue

DENVER – Following its $225 million initial public offering in October of last year, Re/Max (NYSE:RMAX) on Thursday announced to the public its operating results for the fourth quarter of 2013 and the entire year.

Jamba Franchisees’ Sales Decline in 2013

Jamba Juice at night
Jamba Juice neon sign. Photo by BMM

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – Jamba Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA) reported on Thursday that its comparable sales for its five hundred franchised stores decreased 0.6 percent in 2013.

Denny’s Ekes Out Gain in 2013 Same-Restaurant Sales

photo by blue maumau
Photo by Blue MauMau

SPARTANBURG, S.C., -- Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN), franchisor and operator of 1,700 family dining restaurants, last week reported results for its fourth quarter as well as 2013.

McDonald’s July Sales Beat Flat Expectations

Golden Arches in New York City

OAK BROOK, Ill.—McDonald's Corporation on Thursday announced that U.S. comparable sales for stores opened at least 13 months were slightly better than the grim expectations.

Get off the Comp Number, Towards Better Restaurant Analysis

On July 25 2013, Starbucks (SBUX) delivered a Q3 double revenue and profit beat for the Street and stellar worldwide comparable sales (comps) of +8% (+9% in the US). Some analysts, were concerned about the SBUX Q4 forecast of the  5-7% range.

Weather, Sequestration Drag Retail Sales in February

NEW YORK — Retail chain stores in the United States posted a modest gain of 1.7 percent for the fiscal month of February on a year-over-year basis, according to a tally of comparable-store sales compiled by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Restaurant Sales and Earnings Misses Due to Marketing Miscues?

In May, a batch of disappointing restaurant sales/and/or earnings news were delivered: Wendy’s (WEN), Red Robin (RRGB) and Ruby Tuesday’s (RT).

Taco Bell Sales Grow

Blue MauMau has asked me to look at Taco Bell’s U.S. sales trends, in light of its rollout of the new Doritos Locos Taco. Some have wondered on BMM if sales at Taco Bell were stagnant. After looking at the recent Taco Bell Q1 earning call, making unit visits and reviewing marketing/new product information, I observe the following about the chain's operating tempo (OPTEMPO): U.S. sales look to be up.

December Retail Stores See 3.5% Rise

December Comparable Store Sales Growth Compared for the Last Six Years
Not seasonally adjusted year/year % change. Source: ICSC; Chart: BMM

NEW YORK CITY — U.S. chain-store sales rose by 3.5% on a year-over-year basis according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).