Restaurant Industry Insights & Analytics

TDn2K™ delivers Workforce, Financial & Consumer Social benchmarks for the Restaurant Industry. TDn2K membership represents 41,000 restaurant units, 2.3 million employees and $67 billion in annual sales revenue.
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    Membership Features
  • Monthly service-sector workforce analytics
  • Over 2.3 million employees tracked
  • Compensation, Turnover and Demographic metrics
  • Benchmark across 11 regions and 189 DMAs
  • Compare your company against any major segment

Financial Capital Performance

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  • 24 key revenue metrics reported on a weekly basis
  • Data collected from 28,500 restaurant units
  • Tracking 155 brands & 67 billion dollars in sales
  • Benchmark across 11 regions, 50 states and 195 DMAs
  • Compare your company against segments and/or cuisines
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  • Track your brand's reputation on the web
  • Classify social mentions by food, service, etc.
  • Built for restaurants by TDn2K and Social Strategy1
  • Compare social media data to ops metrics
  • BBI data integration
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Service Remains Key Differentiator for Top Performing Restaurants

A new trend has emerged - restaurant guest sentiment is becoming more negative regarding satisfaction with food. After a first quarter in which both food and service guest sentiment became more positive year over year, guest satisfaction with food declined during all months of the second quarter. For an industry already challenged by declining guest counts and negative … [Read more]

By TDn2K on July 19, 2017
Posted in TDn2k Blog

Restaurant Sales and Traffic Post Best Quarter Since Q2 2016; Staffing Woes Increase

It’s a “good news, bad news” update for restaurant industry performance this month. Bad news is same-store sales and traffic growth were still negative in June and the second quarter of 2017; and year-over-year, same-store sales have been declining for the last six consecutive quarters. However, the good news is that June results were the best for the industry for both … [Read more]

By TDn2K on July 13, 2017
Posted in TDn2k Blog

5 Reasons Fast Casual Sales Continue to Slump

Over the past several years, fast casual has been the darling segment of the restaurant world. Observers and the press hailed it as changing the industry landscape. New brands proliferated and financing was abundant. And, indeed, from 2014 through 2016, fast casual outpaced the industry in comp sales, although by decreasing amounts each year. Data tracked by Black Box … [Read more]

June Employment Report

Key Data Payrolls: +222,000; Private: 187,000; Revisions: +47,000; Unemployment Rate: 4.4% (up 0.1 percentage point); Wages: +0.2% In a Nutshell “Strong job gains, rising labor force and moderating increasing wages...what more could we want?” What It Means Well, wrong again. I didn’t think the economy had it in it, but apparently, there are still enough … [Read more]

The Retail Sector Is Not Collapsing, It’s Changing

The more things change, the more they keep changing. No, that is not the normal way of putting it but it is the best way to describe retailing. Most people think the retail sector is collapsing, but that is wrong. What is occurring is the marketing of goods and the markets of retailers are changing dramatically. Those that are adapting to the emerging landscape are … [Read more]

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If you really want to compete in this marketplace and particularly this economy and you’re not part of this organization you’re missing out on something very important.
Bill Spae
Vasari LLC

I’ve been a part of People Report since it’s inception and it’s meant a lot to me personally and professionally. It’s helped me understand my business and as an HR person it’s helped me sell the idea that people retention is important to pay attention to everyday.
Roz Mallet
Phase Next Hospitality

Black Box Intelligence is rapidly becoming standard for comp sales comparisons.
Jonathan Maze
Nations Restaurant News

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Marketing Vitals utilizes BIG DATA to generate analysis of restaurant’s data to deliver predictive analytics that account for prior year performance, trending sales, impact of holidays, events, weather, and several other factors. Their unique approach to data visualization transforms complex concepts like price elasticity and customer engagement into simple methods for optimizing performance.
Black Box Intelligence™, a TDn2K™ company, has partnered with leading SaaS location intelligence technology platform SiteZeus®. The partnership brings the most extensive set of sales data for restaurants to a best-in-class location technology. Through this partnership, restaurant owners and developers can build modules allowing them to make the best business decisions for future expansion.
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