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: Strong sales in April may foretell positive 2Q
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 approximately 20,000 restaurant units and $48 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
Latest report: Report: Same-store sales rise in April, but traffic stalls
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
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.