Travel Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- A data breach at 20 U.S. hotels operated by HEI Hotels& Resorts for Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt and Intercontinental may have divulged payment card data from tens of thousands of food, drink and other transactions, HEI said on Sunday. About 8,000 transactions occurred during the affected period at the Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara hotel in California,...

  • Aug 11- Shares of Ruby Tuesday Inc plunged as much as 14 percent in extended trading on Thursday after the restaurant chain operator posted its fourth straight quarterly loss and said it would close about 95 restaurants. The casual dining chain, which sold its Lime Fresh Mexican Grill brand in June, said the stores will cease operations by September and it...

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 11- Panera Bread Co is launching a "clean" kids menu, the restaurant chain said on Thursday, and it challenged rivals like McDonald's Corp to stop luring children with junk food and toys that often have more taste and flash than nutritional value. Starting Sept. 7, its kids menu that includes soups, salads, pasta and sandwiches will be free of...

  • A man smokes a cigar during a cigar tasting event in Managua, Nicaraga.

    Once the dark and smoky preserves of rich and powerful men clubs have been opening themselves to new locations and more diverse members.

  • HomeAway

    HomeAway's Jeff Hurst talks to CNBC about how the firm is building awareness and introducing people in Asia to the concept of vacation homes.

  • Shake Shack restaurants, particularly in Manhattan, often have long lines. Shake Shack Inc had second-quarter net income of $3.3 million, or 14 cents per share, up from net income of $1.1 million, or 8 cents per share, a year earlier. Adjusted earnings were also 14 cents per share, topping analysts' average estimate by a penny, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Aug 10- Shake Shack Inc, known for indulgent antibiotic-free hamburgers, crinkle-cut fries and frozen custard shakes, on Wednesday reported a weaker-than-expected rise in quarterly sales at established restaurants. Shares in the company tumbled 9 percent to $37.20 in extended trading after the chain said closely watched same-restaurant sales were up 4.5...

  • *North America Q2 comp sales rise 0.4 pct vs. est. 1.9 pct. *Total sales $382.7 mln vs. est. Food prices have been on the decline in 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 10- Consumer groups will deliver a petition from more than 350,000 people to the KFC restaurant chain on Wednesday, calling on the Yum Brands Inc unit to stop the routine use of antibiotics by the companies that supply its chicken. More than 70 percent of medically important antibiotics in the United States are sold for use on livestock and...

  • *Total sales $382.7 mln vs. est. Sales at Wendy's restaurants open for at least 15 months rose 0.4 percent in North America, missing the 1.9 percent rise analysts polled by research firm Consensus Metrix had expected. Total sales fell 22 percent to $382.7 million as the company franchised more outlets, but beat the average analysts' estimate of $367.6 million,...

  • Net income fell to $26.5 million, or 10 cents per share, in the second quarter ended July 3 from $40.2 million, or 11 cents per share, a year earlier. Total sales fell 22 percent to $382.7 million as the company franchised more outlets, but beat the average analysts' estimate of $367.6 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Excluding items, the company earned 10...

  • Net income fell to $26.5 million, or 10 cents per share, in the second quarter ended July 3 from $40.2 million, or 11 cents per share, a year earlier. Total sales fell 22 percent to $382.7 million as the company franchised more outlets, but beat the average analysts' estimate of $367.6 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Sales at established restaurants...

  • Hackers breach Oracle's payments network

    Attackers infiltrated hundreds of Oracle's computer systems and inserted malware into the customer service portal of its credit card payment service.

  • Aug 8- Logan's Roadhouse Inc, a steakhouse chain with about 260 restaurants, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday after struggling with falling sales, rising labor and food costs and competition from casual dining rivals. The Chapter 11 reorganization is expected to reduce debt by more than $300 million, and give bondholders including a Blackstone Group...

  • Heavily armed police in Viernheim, Germany

    Recent attacks in Germany and France are forcing some businesses to consider whether there will be a long-term economic hit from the upsurge in terrorism.

  • Top end of the travel market has been robust: Co-founder

    Tom Marchant, co-founder of Black Tomato, says there is continued interest at the top end of the travel market for tailored experiences.

  • NBA players' Olympic digs

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla looks at the lodging space for athletes at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The accommodations are getting mixed reviews. The NBA players are staying on a luxury cruise ship, in extremely nice accommodations.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 5- Shares in Hong Kong restaurant chain operator Dining Concepts Holdings Ltd, which counts the son of China's richest man among its shareholders, surged as much as 17 times on its first day of trading on Friday. Dining Concepts and its shareholders raised HK $90 million through the offer on Hong Kong stock exchange's Growth Enterprise Market, with...

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 4- Wendy's Co, the fifth-largest U.S. fast-food chain by revenue, will quit using chickens raised with antibiotics important to human health by 2017, the company told Reuters on Thursday. Fast-food industry leader McDonald's Corp on Monday said it had completed its shift to using only using chickens raised without antibiotics important to...

  • Companies are monitoring public social media posts

    Marriott has been observing customers' comments to enhance their brand awareness.