Sales & Sentiment Tracker

Tracking same-store sales, traffic and restaurant operator sentiment, the new NRN Sales & Sentiment Tracker provides a 360-degree look at current restaurant industry performance from three distinct data providers.

Black Box Intelligence: Same-Store Sales, Traffic

Percentage change, year-over-year monthly results

Latest report: Report: Restaurant same-store sales improve, traffic falls in July

More on Black Box: Results are a compilation of real sales and traffic results from more than 175 DMAs from over 100 distinct restaurant brands and approximately 15,000 restaurant units that are clients of Black Box Intelligence. BBI currently reports on four distinct segments — casual dining, upscale/fine-dining, fast casual and family dining — and has the largest data pool for the full-service and fast-casual segments.


MillerPulse: Same-Store Sales, Traffic

Latest report: Report: Restaurant industry traffic inches into positive territory

More on MillerPulse: Results are based on a monthly operator survey averaging more than $40 billion in restaurant industry sales from all regions of the country that represent the fast food, casual-dining, fine-dining and fast-casual segments. Data and analysis by Larry Miller, founder and CEO of MillerPulse and a former Wall Street securities analyst.


National Restaurant Association: Restaurant Performance Index

Latest report: NRA: Restaurant traffic softened in June, but operators remain optimistic

More on the Restaurant Performance Index: The index is a monthly composite that tracks the health of and outlook for the foodservice industry, comprised of two components — the Current Situation Index, which measures same-store sales, traffic, labor and capital expenditures; and the Expectations Index, which measures operators’ six-month outlook. Set with a baseline of 100, results above that level signify industry expansion, and below 100 imply industry contraction.

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