Miscellaneous

For 15 years, the state of Delaware has been annually rated the undisputed champion as relates the legal climate for businesses, but its reign has apparently come to an abrupt halt. According to the Lawsuit Climate Survey by the US Chamber of Commerce Institute of Legal for Legal Reform, released earlier this week, South Dakota…

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The Soda Can Con Continues

There was more info coming out this past week on the Philadelphia soda tax and the havoc it is reaping on the local economy in the City of Brotherly Love. The Tax Foundation released a detailed report one week ago on the Impact of the soda tax and how the tax was failing to achieve…

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Miscellaneous

Elsewhere in this issue, we referenced a recent report by wallethub.com identifying the Best and Worst Run Cities across the nation. For those who didn’t read that far on Philadelphia, you may want to check out their results. Washington DC took 1st place as the worst of the lot, followed by Detroit, New York and…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Dunkin’ yesterday reported earnings ahead of expectations by $.01 per share at $.01 and revenues $1 million beyond expectations for the 4th quarter. Most restaurant stocks were up on Thursday, but Dunkin’ stock was up $2 or 4% and analyst sentiment was muted. DBI reported Dunkin’ US same store Q4 results of plus 1.9%, comprised…

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Finance & Development Conference Takeaways

DDIFO Restaurant Analyst John Gordon had the opportunity to attend the recent conference and provides us with some of his observations, going beyond the headlines and the spin from earnings calls. Overall, restaurant market share has been stagnant for years, but: Restaurant sales are flat-to-up marginally but traffic is still down from the 2007 pre-recession…

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