Americans crave hamburgers as a lot as ever — however that is not serving to the fortunes of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.

The casual-dining chain — good mid-market eateries with cozy cubicles, burger-heavy menus and many bar motion — grew to become one of many newest casualties of the revival of quick meals.

Competition from fast-food burger chains was a key cause that Red Robin’s inventory plummeted greater than 20% in after-market buying and selling Monday after a poor earnings report. The informal eating chain’s third-quarter earnings failed to satisfy badysts’ expectations.

Red Robin is struggling together with the remainder of the so-called casual-dining phase, which is dropping enterprise to cheaper fast-food chains’ expanded menu choices.

Those menus now embrace extra upscale objects. McDonald’s, as an illustration, has its Signature Crafted Recipe burgers and sandwiches. Plus, with unemployment reducing nationwide, some eating places are having hbadle discovering sufficient staff.

On Monday, Red Robin CEO Denny Marie Post referenced “category volatility” and rising labor prices.

“Although we believe that Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has continued to make meaningful progress with guests thanks to its $6.99 Tavern Burger platform and growing (delivery business), the quarter was admittedly softer than expected,” Will Slabaugh, an badyst with the Little Rock, Ark.-based monetary service agency Stephens, wrote in a badysis notice.


If you are a fan of each noodles and burgers, you are in luck. Casual restaurant chain Red Robin introduced Tuesday that they’re going to carry a New York and Los Angeles cult favourite to their menu — the Ramen Burger. Starting April 4th, for a restricted time.

The inventory was buying and selling round $52 a share, down $15.05 or 22.45% from its Monday shut.

Red Robin reported third-quarter internet revenue of $2.7 million, in comparison with a internet lack of $1.three million within the third quarter of 2016. Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S’s estimate was $13.1 million.

The chain had income of $304.2 million and earnings per share of 21 cents. Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S had anticipated income of $331.5 million and earnings per share of $1.01.

The firm’s third quarter ended on Oct. 1.

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The Greenwood Village, Colo.-based firm has 565 places.

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