MIAMI Benihana Inc. cited slowed consumer spending for negative same-store sales across all three of its Japanese brands. For the third quarter ended Jan. 4, Benihana also reported that total restaurant sales slipped 3.7 percent, to $66.8 million.Blended same-store sales were down 11.1 percent, which reflected declines of 10.9 percent at Benihana's namesake teppanyaki chain, 9.1 percent at RA Sushi Bar and 14.6 percent at Haru sushi restaurants, the company said."Similar to what we ...
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