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Restaurant Industry Snapshot™ June, 2020

Sales Improve but Restaurants Should Brace Themselves for Challenges Ahead


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*2-year comp sales and traffic (only applies from March 2021)

Restaurant Workforce Turnover

Manager Turnover*

Q2 '20
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Hourly Turnover*

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*Black Box Workforce Intelligence, May, 2020 Release

Sales Improve but Restaurants Should Brace Themselves for Challenges Ahead

Despite continued hardship for the restaurant industry as the threat of the pandemic escalates once again, there was positive news for sales recovery in June. Restaurant same-store sales were down by 18.7% during the month, the best month based on yearoveryear sales growth since February. Furthermore, same-store sales improved by 19 percentage points since May and by 35 percentage points from when restaurant sales bottomed out in April (the worst month in the COVID-19 period).

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