Sales & Sentiment Tracker

Tracking same-store sales, traffic and restaurant operator sentiment, the 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: Same-store sales growth slows at year’s end

More on Black Box Intelligence: Results are a compilation of real sales and traffic results from more than 190 DMAs from more than 110 distinct restaurant brands. Black Box Intelligence membership reports on more than 35,000 restaurant units and $57 billion in sales. Black Box Intelligence, a TDn2K Company, currently reports on five distinct segments: quick service, casual dining, upscale/fine-dining, fast casual and family dining.

MillerPulse: Same-store sales, traffic

Percentage change, year-over-year monthly results

Latest report: Report: Quick-service traffic drives December same-store sales growth

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 industry contracts in December

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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