Texas Roadhouse Inc.’s profit increased 1.1 percent in the April 1-ended quarter compared with the prior-year period, and earnings per share were flat.
“Positive comparable restaurant sales growth, including solid traffic growth, once again drove our top-line results, and we are pleased to see our sales momentum extend into the second quarter,” Kent Taylor, Texas Roadhouse’s chief executive, said in a statement.
In guidance, the Louisville, Ky.-based casual-dining company said same-store sales in its second quarter, which started April 2, increased about 1.6 percent compared with the prior-year period.
Texas Roadhouse operates more than 425 restaurants in 48 states and three foreign nations.
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