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Restaurant Industry Snapshot™ September, 2020

Restaurant Sales & Traffic Results Show Upward Momentum; Still Ground to Cover

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Industry Comp Sales & Traffic

Comp Sales

-8.09%

Comp Traffic

-14.62%

Restaurant Workforce Turnover

Manager Turnover*

Q3 '20
Roll 12

Hourly Turnover*

Q3 '20
Roll 12
*Black Box Workforce Intelligence, August, 2020 Release

With improved restaurant sales, September was the first month since February where yearoveryear sales growth was better than -10%. Same-store sales growth for the month was -8.1% for the industry, an improvement in yearoveryear sales growth of 4.1 percentage points compared to August. Sales performance has improved at an average rate of 3.7 percentage points during each of the last three months.

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