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.

Habit Burger Grill To Go Public

The Habit Burger Grill is the first in a wave of "better burger" concepts that has filed to go public.

Dave & Buster’s Finally Goes Public

Oak Hill, no doubt tempted by the higher valuations of newly public entities, debuted last week on NASDAQ using the symbol PLAY.

CKE Restaurants Initiates a Refranchising Program

Add CKE Restaurants to the growing list of franchisors selling a significant number of company-owned restaurants to franchisees.

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