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Can Brunch Save Casual Dining?

Sales at 64 percent of casual dining chains in 2016 dipped, according to industry tracker TDn2k, heightened by a slew of competitors. That list includes fresh meals delivered to consumers’ homes, inexpensive prepared meals from supermarkets like Trader Joe’s, and fast casuals like Panera Bread.

Maggiano's Updates its Menu for the First Time

Maggiano's Little Italy is a go-to, guest favorite for special occasions ranging from birthdays and anniversaries to weddings and graduations. In 2016, the restaurant was host to more than 535,000 celebrations.

Brinker Disappointed in Recent Sales Performance

Brinker International, Inc. announced results for the fiscal third quarter ended March 23.Highlights include the following:Brinker International total revenues increased 5.2 percent to $824.6 million and company sales increased 5.

Technomic Announces Consumers' Choice Award Winners

Based on analysis of consumer ratings in five key areas, Technomic announced the winners of the Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Awards.As part of the comprehensive Consumer Brand Metrics program, Technomic asks consumers to rate more than 120 leading restaurant chains on more than 60 different attributes.

Maggiano's Creates Edge with Lighter Menu

About a year ago, a team from Maggiano's Little Italy sat down with focus groups in Atlanta and Chicago and asked them a simple question: What do you think about when you think of healthy Italian food?"They typically laughed or said it's an oxymoron, that it's impossible," says Michael Breed, senior director of marketing for Maggiano's.

Sales Rise at Chili's, Maggiano's

Brinker International, Inc. today announced results for the fiscal fourth quarter ended June 25, 2014.Brinker International company sales increased 3.7 percent to $735 million and comparable restaurant sales at company-owned restaurants increased 2.

Brinker Reports Modest Improvement in Year-End Results

Brinker International reported results for the fiscal fourth quarter and year ended June 26, 2013, including an increase from $2.82 billion in 2012 revenues to $2.846 billion in 2013 revenues.Net income for the year showed more positive acceleration, growing from $151 million to $163 million this year.

Study: Maggiano's Is Favorite Casual-Dining Chain

Maggiano’s is the nation’s favorite casual-dining restaurant chain, according to a recent study by Market Force Information, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions. Specializing in family-style Italian cuisine, the restaurant chain just edged out Pappadeaux, which ranked second, followed by Cheesecake Factory, Bonefish Grill, and P.