Commentary

July 2020 Industry Research

Jul 23, 2020Commentary

Restaurant Labor in the Face of Uncertainty Continuing Saga of COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Restaurant Industry

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April 2020 Industry Research

Apr 30, 2020Commentary

COVID-19 Impact on the Restaurant Industry and What to Expect Restaurant Employment in the Time of COVID-19 Impact of COVID-19 on Restaurant Business Model

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January 2020 Industry Research

Jan 30, 2020Commentary

Same-Store Sales Discussion Restaurant industry same-store sales (“SSS”) increased for the eighth straight quarter in Q3 2019 following six consecutive quarters of SSS declines. Of the 50 companies reporting SSS results this quarter, 33, or 66.0%, generated SSS growth. It is worth noting that five years ago, we tracked 74 restaurant concepts and that today, […]

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Q2 2019 Industry Research

Nov 6, 2019Commentary

Same-Store Sales Discussion Restaurant industry same-store sales (“SSS”) increased for the seventh straight quarter in Q2 2019 following six consecutive quarters of SSS declines. Of the 52 companies reporting SSS results this quarter, 38, or 73.1%, generated SSS growth. As shown in the figure below, long-term performance, measured over 3-, 5- and 10-year periods, has […]

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Q1 2019 Industry Research

Aug 8, 2019Commentary

Same-Store Sales Discussion Restaurant industry same-store sales (“SSS”) increased for the sixth straight quarter in Q1 2019 following six consecutive quarters of SSS declines. Of the 59 companies we follow, 37, or 71%, generated SSS growth. As shown in the figure below, long-term performance, measured over 3-, 5- and 10-year periods, has been most consistent […]

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Q4 2018 Industry Research

Apr 18, 2019Commentary

Same-Store Sales Discussion Restaurant industry same-store sales (“SSS”) increased for the fifth straight quarter in Q4 2018 following six consecutive quarters of SSS declines. Of the 52 companies we follow, 34, or 65%, generated SSS growth, close to the 68% positive in Q4 2017. As shown in the figure below, long-term performance is most consistent […]

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Q3 2018 Industry Research

Jan 14, 2019Commentary

Same-Store Sales Discussion Restaurant industry same-store sales (“SSS”) increased for the fourth consecutive quarter in Q3 2018 following six straight quarters of SSS declines. Of the 57 companies we follow, 40, or 70%, generated SSS growth – an increase of 25% over Q3 2017. As shown in the figure below, longer term performance remains most […]

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Q1 2018 Industry Commentary

Aug 29, 2018Commentary

Same-Store Sales Discussion During the first quarter of 2018 (“Q1 2018”), restaurant industry same-store sales (“SSS”) increased for the second consecutive quarter following six straight quarters of SSS declines. The increase was modest and equaled the Q4 2017 increase of 0.2%. Of the 59 companies we follow, 37, or 63%, generated SSS growth – the […]

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