Restaurant chain same-store sales rose 2.7 percent in September, marking the seventh month of sales gains in the past eight months, according to the latest NRN–MillerPulse report. It also caps off a third quarter that was the best three-month period for restaurants in terms of sales in more than two years.
“It was a decent end to a decent quarter,” said Larry Miller, founder of the report. As a whole, the industry appears to be on a positive trajectory heading into the end of 2014, Miller said.
Industrywide guest traffic was flat (0.0 percent) in September, a dip compared with August’s minor 0.1 percent increase.
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