$BWLD (Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.)

$BWLD {{ '2016-02-10T15:15:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BWLD announced plans to grow R Taco fast-casual restaurant chain, which it invested in as part of strategy to partner with emerging restaurant concepts that have potential for significant growth. Currently R Taco has 11 locations serving street-style tacos in Dallas, Denver and Minneapolis/St. Paul, with plans to open in Omaha, Neb. next month.

$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%.

$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.

$BBBY {{ '2017-12-21T18:30:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$BBBY said its BoD reviews its capital structure on a regular basis and its cash flow remains strong. In terms of priorities for use of cash, the company first looks at investing it back into the business and then at acquisition. There is the dividend program and any excess cash could be used for share repurchases.

$BBBY {{ '2017-12-21T18:01:29+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 3Q17, $BBBY opened 14 stores and closed 6 stores. The company has opened 20 new stores to-date with the potential of two or more openings before 2017-end and plans to close approx. 15 stores all of which would result in a net reduction of five Bed Bath & Beyond stores.

$BBBY {{ '2017-12-21T18:01:14+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 3Q17, $BBBY’s comp sales reflected a decrease in the number of transactions in stores partially offset by an increase in the average transaction amount. Comp sales from customer-facing digital channels continued to have strong growth in 3Q17, while comp sales from stores declined in the low single-digit percentage range.

$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.

$BBBY {{ '2017-12-20T22:21:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BBBY continues to model net diluted EPS for FY17 to be about $3. The company's BoD has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share, to be paid on April 17, 2018 to shareholders of record on March 16, 2018.

$BBBY {{ '2017-12-20T22:20:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BBBY reported net income of $61.3MM or $0.44 per share for 3Q17 compared to $126.4MM or $0.85 per share for 3Q16. Net sales were approx. $3Bil, relatively flat to the prior year quarter. Comparable sales decreased by approx. 0.3%.

$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.

$GWW {{ '2017-12-15T21:44:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GWW announced the appointment of Mark Lohman to the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

$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.

$ESS {{ '2017-12-14T12:17:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ESS BoD declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.75 per common share. The dividend is payable on January 16, 2018 to shareholders of record as of December 29, 2017.

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