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Travel Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

  • LEBANON, Tenn. _ Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $46.9 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.84 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • EXPEDIA SAYS IT IS NOW OFFERING ONLINE BOOKING FOR HOTELS IN CUBA.

  • HAVANA, May 23- U.S. online travel services company Expedia said on Tuesday it had started offering online booking for hotels in Communist-run Cuba, hoping to capitalize on a boom in tourism to the Caribbean island. We are talking about the largest country in the Caribbean with significant hotel expansion plans, " Veronica Vega, Expedia area manager for Caribbean,...

  • *Brazil- exposed stocks hit after scandal. By Danilo Masoni and Kit Rees. MILAN, May 18- European shares fell on Thursday, but ended off lows as jitters over political turmoil in the United States abated, while stocks exposed to Brazil were hit after a scandal embroiled the country's president.

  • LONDON, May 18- European shares dropped to two-week lows on Thursday as political upheaval in Washington D.C. continued to weigh, though deal-making activity and earnings updates kept the region's outperformance against global peers intact. The pan-European STOXX 600 0.9 percent, while Germany's DAX retreated 0.8 percent and Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 1.3...

  • Paris luxury hotel occupancy has begun to rebound this year. PARIS, May 18- When Paris's landmark Hotel de Crillon reopens in July after a four-year 200 million euro revamp, it will be hoping to catch a rebound in the luxury hotel trade after a wave of bloody street attacks drove away big-paying tourists. Occupancy rates of Paris luxury hotels fell 15 percent to 52...

  • HOUSTON _ Ignite Restaurant Group Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $6 million in its first quarter. The owner of restaurant chains Joe's Crab Shack, Brick House Tavern+ Tap, and Romano's Macaroni Grill posted revenue of $95.1 million in the period. Keywords: Ignite Restaurant Group, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK— Is the convenience of having a Quarter Pounder and fries delivered to your home or office worth a $5 fee? The fast-food chain says it's expanding its partnership with UberEats to offer delivery in Chicago, Columbus, Los Angeles and Phoenix. The two had already teamed up to offer McDonald's delivery in Miami, Orlando and Tampa, Florida earlier this year.

  • The event is the latest indication, following the signing of agreements earlier this year by major cruise companies, that the U.S. hospitality industry is betting that hotel operator and now President Donald Trump will not shut the Cuba door on his industry peers. We are very interested in Cuba as a destination for our guests, David Tarr, senior vice president for...

  • The home-sharing giant is now active in 65,000 cities in 191 countries and has more than 3 million listings on its platform.

  • MINNETONKA, Minn. _ Famous Dave's of America Inc. on Monday reported a first-quarter loss of $1.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Minnetonka, Minnesota- based company said it had a loss of 18 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • NEW YORK _ Ark Restaurants Corp. on Friday reported a loss of $393,000 in its fiscal second quarter. Ark Restaurants shares have increased slightly more than 6 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Ark Restaurants, Earnings Report.

  • LAKEWOOD, Colo. _ Good Times Restaurants Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $711,000 in its fiscal second quarter. Good Times Restaurants expects full-year revenue in the range of $78 million to $80 million. Keywords: Good Times Restaurants, Earnings Report.

  • May 10- Lawyers for Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. president has "absolute immunity" from a lawsuit by owners of the Cork Wine Bar in Washington, D.C., who claim that his ownership of a nearby hotel constitutes unfair competition. Trump's lawyers, in seeking a dismissal of the lawsuit by Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts, said the president cannot be forced to close...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Maine Democrats have lined up to support a Republican's bill to tweak the voter-approved minimum wage hike, while the parties are at odds over a measure to eliminate a new tax on the state's highest earners. Voters in November approved an increase in Maine's minimum wage from $7.50 per hour to $12 an hour by 2020. Amy Halsted of Maine People's...

  • NEW YORK— Restaurant chains are making it easier to order food with a few taps of the screen— so much so that you may lose sight of how much you're spending. The convenience that technology offers may make us less vigilant about how much we're buying. And people tend to order more online than over the phone, says Domino's spokesman Tim McIntyre— likely because they can...

  • *Shares hit near 10- yr high at $16.12. The U.S. burger chain has been promoting its value meals such as "4 for $4" to attract diners, as grocery prices have fallen in recent months, encouraging more people to cook at home. Wendy's in January added the Double Stack cheeseburger, which includes a burger, chicken nuggets, a small serving of fries and a drink, to its "4 for $4"...

  • May 10- Sandals Resorts International, a privately held Caribbean resort operator that caters to couples, is exploring strategic alternatives including a potential sale of the company, according to people familiar with the matter. A sale would mark the first change in ownership for the company since it was founded 36 years ago by Gordon "Butch" Stewart, who built...

  • HAVANA, May 10- Cuba represents a "huge" but challenging opportunity for U.S. cruise, airline and hotel companies as American visitors to the Caribbean island could increase as much as sevenfold by 2025, according to a report by the Boston Consulting Group. U.S. travel to Cuba has already surged, albeit from very low levels, in the last two years since the former Cold...

  • THE COLONY, Texas _ Rave Restaurant Group Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $2 million in its fiscal third quarter. On a per-share basis, the The Colony, Texas- based company said it had a loss of 18 cents. Keywords: Rave Restaurant Group, Earnings Report.