Trend-spotting in the restaurant industry


Restaurant chains saw sales increase at a slightly higher rate last year than sales at independent chains and concepts, according to data from GE Capital.

The 100 largest chains saw sales grow at a rate of 3.5% vs. the industry average of 3.1%.

Consumers spent more money per restaurant visit in 2013, but industry-wide same-store sales fell off 0.1% with traffic numbers down.

For the 6th year in a row, sales at quick-service restaurants rose faster than sales at full-service establishments.

Restaurant stocks: CAKE, CBRL, CMG, DNKN, DPZ, DRI, EAT, JACK, MCD, PNRA, RRGB, RT, SBUX, SONC, WEN, BWLD, THI, BDL, NATHLUB, BKW, CHUY, BLMN, PZZA, TXRH, DENN, KKD, BBRG, DFRG, BOBE, RUTH, IRG, DIN.

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  • Just Some Guy
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    Increasing food prices due to drought and disease and such are likely to impact restaurant profits in the next couple of quarters.
    6 May 2014, 06:19 PM Reply Like
  • ktray
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    Fairly harsh winter kept a lot of folks at home.....that would account for some loss of sales.
    7 May 2014, 01:50 AM Reply Like
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