Quick Service Remains the Best Performing Restaurant Segment

September 12, 2016

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Upscale casual and family dining were the only growing areas.
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The downturn in restaurant sales continued during August as the industry faced its third consecutive month of negative same-store sales growth and the sixth month since the beginning of the year with declining year-over-year sales. Despite the  negative 0.6 percent same-store sales growth posted during August, there was some good news in the fact that this result represented an improvement of 0.8 percentage points from the July result and is the second best month since April based on sales growth.