Fast Casual, Quick Service Sales Slump in April

May 12, 2017

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Could the growth of fast casual be hurting its sales?
There were some signs of hope for the industry.
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Restaurant sales in April weren’t all that different than March, which by most calculations isn’t a positive thing. Yet some metrics surfaced that point to a possible turnaround for an industry that’s tracking its worst results since the end of 2009.

TDn2K’s The Restaurant Industry Snapshot, which is based on weekly sales from more than 27,000 units and 155 brands, representing $67 billion in annual revenue, has the scoop. Here’s what’s going on.

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