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Sales BenchmarksView More

Restaurant same store sales by segment.

SegmentPrior QTR*Current QTRTrend
Quick Service1.9% 1.8%Positive
Fast Casual2.1% 2.4%Positive
Full Service1.2% -0.6%No change
Casual Dining0.5% -0.9% No change
Family Dining0.6% 0.6% No change


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Reputation Tracker

Restaurants generating the biggest swing in social media sentiment this week. View More

Brands Trend + Sentiment - Sentiment SP Score
Whataburger ↑ 15% 72% 28% 51
Firehouse Subs ↑ 25% 100% 0% 90
Buffalo Wild Wings ↓ -23% 67% 33% 38
The Palm ↓ -7% 76% 24% 57

SP Score = Propensity of a reviewer to return to a concept or recommend it to other consumers.

Last Updated on 7-21-2014

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