Black Box: Thanksgiving and takeout helped chain restaurants in November

Same-store sales rose for the sixth straight month, but traffic is still a problem.


Black Box: Restaurants are still losing customers

Same-store sales rose again in October, but traffic continues to decline.

But restaurants continue to lose customers as traffic declined yet again.

But comparisons were easy and traffic remains down despite an improving economy.

Despite easy comparisons, the restaurant industry continued to lose customers.

Takeout orders helped boost casual dining, but traffic was still a problem.

Same-store sales were flat for the month, and traffic continued to decline.

Rates rose for both hourlies and managers, says TDn2K.

Traffic is still falling, but the industry is showing some improvement after a tough start to 2018.

It was the second-best month of sales in two years, but traffic still fell.