3Q earnings expectations mixed for restaurants

3Q earnings expectations mixed for restaurants

Third-quarter corporate earnings reports have begun to roll in from restaurant industry bellwethers including Yum! Brands Inc. and Ruby Tuesday Inc., and Wall Street analysts have expressed both cautious optimism and concern surrounding the possible headwinds for the remainder of the year.

The restaurant industry faces a daunting list of concerns affecting both its top and bottom line, from the domestic economy, jobs and touch-and-go consumer spending, to increased competition among br

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