Same-store sales and customer traffic rose in July

A majority of restaurant operators reported higher same-store sales for the third consecutive month, though results were somewhat softer in July, according to the National Restaurant Association’s monthly tracking survey. Fifty-two percent of restaurant operators reported a same-store sales increase between July 2018 and July 2019, while 33 percent reported a sales decline.

A majority of restaurant operators in the quickservice and fast casual segments reported higher same-store sales in July.

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Restaurant operators also reported net positive customer traffic results in July. Forty-four percent of operators reported an increase in customer traffic between July 2018 and July 2019, while 35 percent reported a decline in traffic.

Three in four quickservice operators reported higher customer traffic in July.

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