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Applebee's is Building a Brand of High Performers

Applebee’s turnaround over the past two years has had several layers. One of the most critical, and perhaps less-publicized points, though, involves fixing a stark gap. When Dine Brands reworked its leadership, the team was staring down a very wide discrepancy between effective stores and those brand-damaging units that not only dragged sales, but also poked holes in Applebee’s brand affinity.

Capital One Names Paul Westra Managing Director of Restaurant Investments

Capital One announced that it has named Paul Westra Managing Director of Restaurant Investments, supporting its Food, Beverage & Agriculture (FB&A) specialty banking team. “Over the course of more than 20 years, Paul established himself as one of the most authoritative restaurant analysts on Wall Street,” says Paul Baisley, Managing Director and Head of Food, Beverage & Agriculture at Capital One.

BJ's Keeps the Positive Run Going

Even though the months of March and April tend to be the most unpredictable for BJ’s Restaurants—tax season, spring breaks, and holidays, like Easter, can all have a major impact on traffic trends—this past quarter proved to be another step forward for the polished casual brand.

Twin Peaks Reports Impressive Start to 2019

Twin Peaks kicked off 2019 with a steady increase in sales and traffic in addition to the successful debut of several innovative new menu items.The ultimate sports lodge saw a 1.4 percent increase in traffic and 3.

Kona Grill Faces Nasdaq Delisting Again

Kona Grill said in an April 22 filing that it was recently notified by Nasdaq that it could face delisting on the stock market if it fails to pay “certain fees,” by April 25. If Kona Grill elects not to appeal, trading of its common stock will be suspended at the opening of business that day, the notice said, and the company’s securities will be removed from listing and registration.