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Black Box: Restaurant sales tumble in July

Industry same-store sales declined 1%, its worst performance in nearly two years as chains feel a summer lull.

Financing

Taco Bell opens its hotel, just as change comes

The Mexican chain has become one of the top-performing concepts in the country thanks to its marketing, but now it faces new leadership.

As customers increasingly demand convenience, companies such as Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Dunkin' and Starbucks are focusing on operations to drive sales, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Construction costs and intense competition also hurt the movie theater-restaurant chain.

Thanks to value bundles, the burger chain’s same-store sales rose to their best level since 2016.

RB’s The Bottom Line examines the bankruptcy filing of Perkins & Marie Callender’s, which came after a brutal two-year period for the company.

The chain is working to speed up orders as the company looks to turn around weak traffic.

Comp sales across its four brands rose 0.5%, led by a 5.5% increase for Bartaco. Traffic slipped at the company’s two steakhouse chains.

On this week’s episode of “A Deeper Dive,” TDn2K Chairwoman Joni Thomas Doolin talks about the industry’s biggest challenge.

Management says the chain is ready to roll out a new menu and marketing campaign.

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