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Starbucks' Stellar Same Store Sales

Do you monitor restaurant, grocery, or any retail food sales numbers?  If so you know that on July 25 2013, Starbucks delivered its numbers and that they reported double revenue and profit beating the street estimates.

Get off the Comp Number, Towards Better Restaurant Analysis

On July 25 2013, Starbucks (SBUX) delivered a Q3 double revenue and profit beat for the Street and stellar worldwide comparable sales (comps) of +8% (+9% in the US). Some analysts, were concerned about the SBUX Q4 forecast of the  5-7% range.

Starbucks CEO Says He Isn't Losing Sleep over Dunkin'

Starbucks' CEO Howard Schulz told CNBC on Friday that he isn't losing sleep from Dunkin' Brands strong earnings and its foray into selling franchise licenses in California.

Starbucks Suit Heats Up with Seattle's Best Store Owner

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A Starbucks coffee shop in New York City. photo:steinberg

CHICAGO – A franchisee is embattled in litigation not only with franchisor Seattle's Best Coffee but also with coffee conglomerate Starbucks, guarantor of the franchise system.

Coffee Cools, Especially at Starbucks

With the weather being some of the hottest in decades, one might think that iced coffee sales would be going through the roof. But if Howard Schultz, founder and CEO of Starbucks, seemed a bit jittery, it wasn’t from too much caffeine.

February Chain Restaurant Fundamentals

In January and early February, we had a lot of restaurant earnings and investor conference news, from YUM (NYSE:YUM), Darden (NYSE:DRI) Wendy’s Arby’s Group (NYSE:WEN), Brinker (NYSE:EAT) and McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD).