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FDD Talk 2014: Our Latest Views on Chili’s Average Sales, Operating Expenses, and EBITDA

by Franchise Chatter on December 25, 2014

in Casual-Dining Restaurant Franchise, Franchise Earnings



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In this FDD Talk post based on Item 19 of Chili’s 2014 FDD, you will find the answers to the following questions:

  • What were the 2013 average Sales, Gross Profit, Total Operating Expenses, Total Non-Controllable Expenses, Restaurant Contribution, Depreciation, and EBITDA for the company-operated Chili’s Restaurants that were open for at least 30 months before June 25, 2014?
  • How many company-operated Chili’s Restaurants were open for at least 30 months before June 25, 2014 and included in the sample?
  • Why were franchised Chili’s Restaurants excluded from the sample?
  • What was the average length of time the sample Restaurants have been open?
  • In which states are the sample Restaurants located? Where are company-owned Restaurants typically located?
  • Do the sample Restaurants offer substantially the same products and services to the public that franchised Chili’s Restaurants are expected to offer?
  • What items were not included in the calculation of average results set forth below because company-operated Restaurants do not incur these expenses?
  • Of the sample Restaurants, how many met or exceeded the average Sales, Gross Profit, Restaurant Contribution, and EBITDA figures for fiscal year 2014?
  • How many underperforming Restaurants did Chili’s close during its 2014 fiscal year? How may Restaurants did Chili’s close and relocate in its 2014 fiscal year? Were these Restaurants included in the sample?
  • How does Chili’s define the following terms:  Sales, Gross Profit, Total Operating Expenses, Hourly Labor Costs, Restaurant Expenses, Facility Costs, Miscellaneous Operating Expenses, Non-Controllable Costs, Manager Salaries, Rent, Property Taxes, Miscellaneous Non-Controllable Costs, Restaurant Contribution, Depreciation, and EBITDA?

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