Blanchette added, “Our development strategy continues to bear fruit allowing us not only to take advantage of new sites, but to manage our real estate portfolio for maximum benefit through conversions and we are pleased with the results of our recent openings. We also signed our first Brick House Tavern + Tap franchise development agreement during the quarter. Our brands are distinct and differentiated and we remain excited about the growth in front of our Company, and the ongoing opportunity to create value for our shareholders.”Review of Third Quarter 2013 Operating Results Total revenues were $227.6 million in the 13-week third quarter of 2013. Total revenues in the 12-week third quarter of 2012 were $129.1 million. Adjusting 2012 revenues to a comparable 13-week quarterly reporting period, total revenues in the third quarter of 2013 increased approximately $97.4 million, or 74.8%. The increase was driven by the acquisition of the Macaroni Grill restaurants, new restaurant development and a 3.4% increase in comparable restaurant sales associated with the Company’s legacy concepts when comparing the thirteen weeks ending September 30, 2013 to the comparable thirteen week period in the prior year.
- Revenues at Joe’s Crab Shack were $128.0 million during the third quarter of 2013 versus $118.9 million in the comparable 13 weeks of the prior year. Comparable restaurant sales at Joe’s Crab Shack increased 3.3%.
- Revenues at Brick House Tavern + Tap were $12.2 million in the third quarter of 2013 compared to $11.3 million in the comparable 13 weeks of the prior year. Comparable restaurant sales at Brick House Tavern + Tap increased 4.0%.
- Revenues at Macaroni Grill were $87.4 million, which included $690 thousand in royalty income. Comparable restaurant sales at Macaroni Grill decreased 2.7%.