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Ides of July 2014; Surviving or Thriving?

Hard to believe, but 2014 is officially half over. Whether you are dusting off your New Year’s resolutions or your business plan, it’s time to take one last glance in the rear view mirror and focus on the windshield. Our hot off the press Restaurant Industry Snapshot™ rolls up to year to date results that were officially deemed “lackluster”; positive 0.06% same store … [Read more]

By on July 15, 2014
Posted in bbipr

Restaurants Post Positive Sales Growth for Third Consecutive Month During May

The spring brought much needed relief for the restaurant industry, which based on the results for May has now posted three consecutive months of positive same-store sales. On a quarter-to-date basis same-store sales are approaching 0.5% at the end of May, fueling hope that Q2 2014 could be the first quarter since Q2 of last year in which the industry has reported positive … [Read more]

TDn2K Press Release: June 9, 2014

March Sales Rebound Doesn’t Save 1st Quarter for Restaurant Industry

Same-store sales growth in restaurants was positive during March. As expected, March brought good news for the restaurant industry once the crippling effect of this year’s unusually cold winter started fading away. This is the first time since November of 2013 that the industry reported positive growth in same-store sales; which further highlights the effect that the … [Read more]

TDn2K Press Release: April 11, 2014

February: Most Challenging Month for the Restaurant Industry. Again.

The year continues to be disappointing for the restaurant industry as February again resulted in negative same-store sales. This represents the third consecutive month in which this key metric has shown decreasing sales, which hasn't occurred in over three years. This is clearly evidence of the predicament the industry faces during this unusually cold winter. This was … [Read more]

TDn2K Press Release: March 6, 2014

The Polar Vortex Wallops Restaurant Spending

After a disappointing end to last year, 2014 began with the restaurant industry still showing signs of weakness as it continues to struggle with declining same-store sales and guest counts. This situation was exacerbated in January by the fact that once again, large regions of the country suffered from extreme winter storms that greatly impacted consumer spending in … [Read more]

TDn2K Press Release: February 7, 2014

Super Bowl: Touchdown for Restaurants in Host Cities?

When it comes analyzing the effect of the Super Bowl on the restaurant industry, usually the discussion centers on the boon experienced by those concepts that deliver pizza or where people can go pick up their chicken wings before heading home to watch the big game. But what about the effect on restaurants operating in the event’s host city? “The effect of the Super Bowl … [Read more]

It’s a New Year… Thank Goodness!

I don’t know about you, but 2013 was a confusing year in our business. We had record gains by public restaurant company stocks during one of the most challenging years of sales and traffic (Black Box Intelligence -.01% & -2.1% respectively). Aren’t we in the fifth year of what is typically an eighteen to thirty six month recovery? And the weather gods are punishing us, as … [Read more]

By on January 14, 2014
Posted in bbipr

Restaurant Industry Anxious to Leave 2013 Behind; Weather Wallops December Sales and Ends a Disappointing Q4

The year ended on a negative note for the restaurant industry as December was plagued by severe winter storms and a shortened shopping season due to a late Thanksgiving. The latest results published by Black Box Intelligence and People Report through the Restaurant Industry Snapshot for December, released this week, show December pushed Q4 same-store sales performance … [Read more]

TDn2K Press Release: January 10, 2014

Restaurant Industry Sales Move Back Into Positive Territory as Consumers Adjust to Q1 Challenges

Black Box Intelligence and People Report released The Restaurant Industry Snapshot this week, showing a return to positive sales during the month of March. The restaurant consumer indicated a third straight month of pullback through their “Consumer Willingness to Spend Index” research from Consumer Edge. Same-store sales were +0.5 percent in March, compared to … [Read more]

TDn2K Press Release: April 1, 2013

Sell Out Crowd Anticipated in Dallas for 4th Annual Restaurant Industry “Summer Brand Camp”

Restaurant industry professionals plan to gather in Dallas, Texas, June 4th – 6th for the 4th annual Summer Brand Camp conference produced by People Report, Black Box Intelligence and Be the Change Revolutions. Industry professionals who attend the event include operators, human resource and recruitment practitioners, marketers, social media and community managers, … [Read more]

TDn2K Press Release: March 25, 2013
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