Black Box: Same-store sales fell slightly in June

Second quarter sales also slowed as falling traffic continued to be a problem.


Black Box: Sales rose in May, but traffic still down

Same-store sales improved from April’s weakness, but fears of an economic slowdown loom.

Traffic continued to decline as restaurants relied again on higher average check to generate sales.

But traffic remains weak as the industry relies on price to generate sales.

Traffic plummeted as a cold and snowy winter hit much of the country.

Fostering a connection with hourlies and managers can improve everything from kitchen safety to absenteeism and sales, new research shows.

Surprising strength suggests the industry’s recovery might finally be gaining some traction.

Same-store sales rose 2% in December, the best month in more than three years.

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

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