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*2-year comp sales and traffic (only applies from March 2021)
With improved restaurant sales, September was the first month since February where year–over–year sales growth was better than -10%. Same-store sales growth for the month was -8.1% for the industry, an improvement in year–over–year 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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The Black Box Intelligence Restaurant Industry Snapshot™ includes: industry leading financial performance metrics including sales and traffic from the largest set of real restaurant data at the region and market level. This monthly update also includes workforce trends, as well as expert commentary from Black Box Intelligence analysts. Each update provides context around economic conditions, regional benchmarks and a look at what’s to come.