I don't have a position in this stock (but I'm considering shorting a variety of restaurant stocks), but as I look at the state of the economy, I don't see restarant stocks doing well at all in the next year. The cost of their food is going to go even higher. In part, this is due to the fuel costs rising, but there is another issue and that is the cost of corn. Ethanol producers are sucking it up and it has driven the cost up to the point that it is no longer profitable to raise pork or beef. That will lead to a shortage and drive the cost up further for restaurants. The public is looking for ways to tighten their budget, so passing that cost on to the public isn't going to work. I wouldn't be surprised to see a couple of restaraunt chains go under. I'm not saying this will be one of them, but it certainly looks like a candidate.
Another person shorting at the lows. It was a good short at 30, not at 8, all the bad news is baked in, plus there already is a big short interest, which will need to buy back. Don't forget everyone gets a 600 dollar welfare check from the government starting next month, that will help all retail and restaurants like RT.