SPOTLIGHT ON…Restaurants' Third Quarter Sales Reflect Economic Uncertainty

The third quarter of 2013 was tough for restaurants, due to economic uncertainty. Same-store sales dropped 0.6 percent to -0.2 percent, compared to the previous quarter, according to Black Box Intelligence and People Report. "The problem continues to be rooted in traffic, with a continuously diminishing number of restaurant visits compared with the numbers seen in previous years," Victor Fernandez, executive director of insights and knowledge for Black Box Intelligence and People Report, told QSR Magazine. Story

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