Restaurant Industry on Pace for Worst Year Since The Recession

October 14, 2016

The downturn for most of the restaurant industry continued during September. Same-store sales were negative for the fourth consecutive month and chain restaurants endured another period of declining guest counts. Even restaurant job growth, which until recently had been posting solid gains, dropped considerably. This insight comes from data reported by TDn2K through The Restaurant Industry Snapshot, based on weekly sales from nearly 25,000 restaurant units and 130-plus brands, representing $64 billion in annual revenue.

Same-store sales growth for September was down 1.1 percent, a decline of 0.5 percentage points from August. “The key driver behind the fall in sales