Restaurants Post 14th Consecutive Quarter of Sales Increases


January 28, 2014

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Report

RestaurantimageIf you love stats as much as I do, you will enjoy this seven- page white paper about the restaurant industry.

Individual sales stats for the past three years of about 50 companies are broken out in buckets; fine dining, casual dining, family dining, fast casual, quick service, coffee/snack, mexican, pizza and sandwich.

There is also a recap of 2013.

The summary? Sales are up, but traffic count is down

Casual dining guest counts remain challenging while fast-casual continues to rebound.

Coffee/Snack category has the biggest gains for the quarter.

For 2014? The report says restaurant performance will be directly tied to the Feds stance on tapering from quantitative easing.

Read the report by Trinity Capital, an investment banking firm specializing in the restaurant and food industries.