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™...

It Wasn’t Just the Weather! Second Quarter Sales Disappoint.

The Restaurant Industry Snapshot for June, released this week by Black Box Intelligence and People Report, reports a disappointing second quarter for the industry that can no longer be attributed to the weather. Same-store sales were 0.3% in positive territory, during...

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...

The Polar Vortex Wallops Restaurant Spending

[img id=”1″ align=”right”] 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...