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Why Consumer Confidence Impacts the Restaurant Industry
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index in May is 96.5 compared to 102.2 in April. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index is 88.6 in May compared to 95.9 in April.
How Consumer Confidence Affects Restaurant Sales
Rising consumer confidence among Millennials is a positive sign for restaurants including Brinker International (EAT), Noodles & Co (NDLS), and Potbelly (PBPB).
How Shake Shack’s Revenue Per Square Foot Compares with Peers
The recent rally in Shake Shack’s share prices—without any new catalyst—may indicate that investors are optimistic about the company’s prospects.
Shake Shack’s Fourth Quarter Earnings Growth Surges
Shake Shack’s (SHAK) adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter was $4.8 million. It grew 59% from $3 million in the corresponding quarter a year ago.
Panera Bread’s Traffic And Ticket Impact Same-Store Sales Growth
Traffic is the increase in the number of customers that visit the stores and make a transaction or purchase. Panera Bread’s traffic grew 1.3%.
Panera Bread’s Same-Store Sales Growth Declined In 4Q14
For Panera Bread, the YoY weakness in same-store sales growth was primarily due to a weakness in transaction or traffic. Traffic grew 1.3%.
Chipotle’s revenues grow 28% in 4Q14
Chipotle’s revenue has grown year-over-year (or YoY) in each quarter in 2014.
China Will Affect Yum! Brands’ Same-Store Sales Growth
Analysts’ estimate the fourth quarter same-store sales growth is lower at -1%. Sequentially, same-store sales growth is expected to improve from -2%.
Chipotle May Report Double-Digit Same-Store Sales Growth
Even though analysts expect moderate same-store sales growth for Chipotle, it’s still high compared to most of the restaurant players in the industry.
Things To Keep In Mind About Shake Shack’s IPO
Shake Shack (SHAK) filed for an initial public offering, or IPO, for $100 million through Class A common stock. Should you bite it?
The concept of fast-casual restaurants
Fast-casual restaurants are a hybrid of fast-food and casual-dining restaurants. Fast-casual restaurants are experiencing high growth with most of the players who have their locations and expansions in the United States.
Why Panera Bread Company’s same-store sales disappointed in 2Q14
To get to the bottom of what drives same-store sales, we need to look at ticket and traffic. Ticket means the average check per customer transaction. Traffic means the number of customers that walk in and make a transaction.
Must-know overview: Panera Bread Company’s 2Q14 earnings
In this quarterly overview of Panera Bread Company, we’ll take a deeper look at the earnings and strategic changes that management discussed during the earnings call. This will help you understand the company and make an investment decision.
A key tech upgrade: Understanding Chipotle’s 2014 strategy
Chipotle revealed that it would spend $10 million on network upgrading for all restaurants to enable future improvements.
Must-know: Why Chipotle continues to beat estimates
Last week, Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), the largest player in the fast-casual restaurant industry, reported its 4Q13 earnings and summarized its performance for the fiscal year.