Archive for August, 2009

Church’s acquisition

August 11, 2009

It was interesting to see Friedman Fleischer & Lowe LLC acquire the Church’s concept.  Clearly the end game here is global expansion and the belief that low price point QSR’s are here to stay.  This appears to be the first restaurant acquition for FF&L, and we wish them the best of luck.

Customer Feed Back

August 9, 2009

In managing and turning around a restaurant it is important to remember that people always talk thin, but eat fat. While people applaud menu labeling and wanting to know about the healthiness of their neghiborhood deli, when they find out they ignore the information. I have worked with several chains where we try to offer more healthy alternatives, unfortunately the menu mix does not change. We even tried running them as promotios and offering them as Limited Time Offers. Something to keep in mind when reinventing a menu.

Restaurant Receiver / Restaurant Management Group

August 5, 2009

News today talks of Friendly’s moving to a new prototype which is fast casual.  As more restaurants try to limit the unit size to maxmize dollars per square foot, many are trying more limited service restaurants.  Interestingly, customer feedback indicates that diners feel it is typically a better value in these types of express services restaurants as there is not tipping.  Additionally, as time concerns continue, these offer excellent alternatives.

Jack in the Box

August 4, 2009

For those that havne’t heard Jack In The Box will be offering a breakfast burrito with chorizo.  Just another sign that anything is game.

Restaurant Receiver

August 4, 2009

The Restaurant Management Group recently launched to provide more comprehensive services to its clients. Court appointed restaurant receivers must not only manage, but stabilize operations in challenging time.

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August 4, 2009

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