$BJRI (BJ's Restaurants, Inc.)

$BJRI {{ '2016-03-16T22:00:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Restaurant company $BJRI said it has opened its third new restaurant this year and its first restaurant in the state of North Carolina. The new restaurant opened on March 14, 2016 at the Hanes Mall in Winston Salem, North Carolina. The restaurant is approx. 7,300 square feet, seats approx. 225 guests and features $BJRI's extensive menu.

$WWE {{ '2018-01-10T17:57:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WWE and Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad, a Malaysian and ASEAN digital-first media and lifestyle company, will extend their partnership with a new agreement to continue airing WWE programming, including flagship programs Raw and SmackDown. Astro will also continue offering WWE Network as a premium channel.

$EAT {{ '2018-01-09T19:32:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EAT named Wade Allen as the senior vice president and chief digital officer of the company, effective immediately. He will succeed David Doyle, former chief information officer, who will retire after more than 23 years with the company.

$DRI {{ '2018-01-08T12:47:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Restaurant operator $DRI has raised its outlook of non-GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations for fiscal 2018 to the range of $4.70 to $4.78 from the earlier estimate of $4.45-$4.53 per share. Meanwhile, the company confirmed its fully year sales growth guidance of 13%, and reiterated the same-restaurant sales growth estimate of 2%.

$FSP {{ '2018-01-05T19:49:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FSP declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.19 per share of common stock for the period October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017, payable on February 8, 2018 to stockholders of record as of January 19, 2018.

$XOXO {{ '2018-01-02T13:16:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XOXO named Jeffrey Yin as General Counsel, reporting to CEO Mike Steib and serving on XO Group's executive team. Most recently, Yin served as the General Counsel of The Alberleen Group, a boutique investment bank and family office.

$RRGB {{ '2017-12-22T12:01:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RRGB announced the promotion of Dana Benfield to the role of senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

$LW {{ '2017-12-21T16:41:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LW appointed Peter Bensen to its BoD, effective Dec. 20, 2017. Bensen served as $MCD's Chief Administrative Officer from March 2015 until his retirement in September 2016 and prior to that, as its CFO since January 2008.

$DRI {{ '2017-12-20T20:05:48+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DRI said it is about 30% online now and continues to grow. The company gets lot of data from online orders as it is an important part of the process for simplifying the operation. $DRI will continue to try to migrate as much of that business over as possible. At the end of the day, $DRI got lot of phone-in orders when people are driving home.

$DRI {{ '2017-12-20T19:56:46+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DRI said restaurant labor for 2Q18 was unfavorable by 30 basis points compared to last year due to Cheddar's brand mix. Restaurant labor in the company's legacy Darden brands was in line with last year due to continued productivity gains and sales leverage despite inflation of about 4%.

$DRI {{ '2017-12-20T19:55:53+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DRI said food and beverage costs for 2Q18 were favorable by 20 basis points as pricing of about 1.5% and costs savings more than offset commodity cost inflation of just under 1% and its continued investments in food quality.

$DRI {{ '2017-12-19T13:05:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DRI now expects FY18 sales growth of about 13% compared to prior estimate of 11.5-13%. Same-restaurant sales growth is now predicted to be about 2% compared to prior forecast of 1-2%. The company lifted FY18 EPS from continuing operations guidance to $4.45-4.53 from $4.38-4.50.

$DRI {{ '2017-12-19T13:03:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DRI's same-restaurant sales for 2Q18 increased 3% for Olive Garden and up 3.8% for LongHorn Steakhouse. Same-restaurant traffic rose 1.1% for Olive Garden and up 0.9% for LongHorn Steakhouse. CEO Gene Lee said the company's strong same-restaurant sales and new restaurant growth drove continued market share gains during the quarter.

$DRI {{ '2017-12-19T13:00:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DRI reported a rise in 2Q18 earnings from continuing operations driven by higher same-restaurant sales and new restaurant growth. Earnings from continuing operations rose to $88.6MM or $0.71 per share from $79.7MM or $0.64 per share a year ago. Sales grew 15% to $1.9Bil. Adjusted EPS increased 14.1% to $0.73.

$DRI {{ '2017-12-19T12:43:53+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$DRI Darden Restaurants Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2018 Highlights

$CPB {{ '2017-12-18T13:49:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Branded food company $CPB has signed an agreement to acquire $LNCE for $50 per share in an all-cash transaction, significantly expanding its snacking division. The transaction is anticipated to close in early 2018, and is expected to be accretive to non-GAAP EPS in fiscal 2019. Campbell plans to finance the transaction through $6.2Bil of debt.

$DRI {{ '2017-12-15T11:02:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DRI BoD declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.63 per share on its outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable on Feb. 1, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan. 10, 2018.

$WEN {{ '2017-12-07T14:08:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WEN entered into a purchase agreement whereby one of its indirect, special purpose subsidiaries has agreed to issue and sell $450MM of its Series 2018-1 3.573% Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes and $475MM of its Series 2018-1 3.884% Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes. The closing is expected to occur in 1Q18.

$CMG {{ '2017-11-29T14:18:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CMG announced that Steve Ells, Chairman & CEO, will become Executive Chairman following the appointment of a new CEO. The Board has formed a search committee comprised of Directors Robin Hickenlooper and Ali Namvar, as well as Ells, and has also retained the services of executive recruitment firm Spencer Stuart to identify a new CEO.

$BWLD {{ '2017-11-28T17:29:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. has agreed to acquire $BWLD for $157 per share in cash, in a transaction valued at approx $2.9Bil. The agreement represents a premium of about 38% to $BWLD's 30-day average stock price as of Nov 13, 2017.

$WEN {{ '2017-11-28T14:06:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WEN said certain of its subsidiaries commenced a refinancing transaction. This will consist of the refinancing of a portion of their outstanding securitization debt with a new series of securitized debt. The consummation of the offering is anticipated to close in 1Q18.

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