Ignite reports $1.9 million loss in 3Q

Ignite reports $1.9 million loss in 3Q

Company works on improving same-store sales at Macaroni Grill

Ignite Restaurant Group Inc. reported on Tuesday a $1.9 million loss in the Sept. 30-ended third quarter. Revenue for the Houston-based casual-dining operator rose 76.3 percent, reflecting the April 9 acquisition of the Macaroni Grill chain, which contributed $87.4 million in quarterly revenue. Same-store sales dipped at Macaroni Grill while they rose at Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap.

Ray Blanchette, Ignite’s chief executive, said in a statement, &ldq

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