Buca net sinks to loss in 4th-Q

MINNEAPOLIS Buca Inc., owner-operator of 89 Buca di Beppo casual-dining restaurants, swung to a fourth-quarter loss of $5.3 million, or 26 cents per share, from a small net profit a year earlier on slowed sales trends and impairment charges for shuttered restaurants or locations closed for renovation.

Buca, which announced in December it was undertaking a strategic review that could include a sale of the company, had earned $900,000, or 5 cents per share, in the

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