St. Patrick’s Day Not Just a Boost for Pubs Anymore

March 17, 2016

Formerly a day celebrated only in neighborhood pubs, St. Patrick’s Day (and the accompanying weekend) has become a busy time for restaurants. 

“We didn’t specifically break out that segment to see if fast casual stood out relative to the rest of the eating places, but they are in there and they obviously have an impact,” says Krish Mantripragada, senior vice president and general manager of software and analytics products at research firm First Data. “It is something that is rapidly growing both in terms of number of outlets and locations … as well as their own growth in same-store sales.”