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Restaurant Sales – MN – Apr. 2019

The Twin Cities weren’t quite in the black in April, but there were some signs of a spring thaw, with overall sales down less than 1%. Hosting the final games in the NCAA Men’s Basketball tourney delivered a nice boost, with a 1.6% bump in year over year sales on...
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Restaurant Sales – DC – Apr. 2019

It’s tough to be a full-service restaurant in DC these days. Last month’s sales dropped more than 4% compared to April 2018, and the category has been down every month so far this year. Fast-casual outperformed full-service again this month, although with modest...
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Restaurant Sales – DC – Mar. 2019

Lucky month for fast-casual? Perhaps a lucky year?  Fast-casual continues its upswing again this month, with sales up nearly 5.5% compared to last March. Full-service, in contrast, slipped by 2%, bringing down overall sales for March by nearly 1%. This is the trend to...
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Restaurant Sales – MN – Mar. 2019

Seems winter is still here. March was another tough month for restaurants in the Twin Cities, though there may be a few hopeful signs. Sales were down just over 4% compared to March 2018, the smallest decline so far this year. St. Patrick’s Day provided a boost with...
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Restaurant Sales – DC – Feb. 2019

The business climate for Washington-area restaurants continues to be tough overall, with sales down more than 3% for February compared to a year ago. However, the detailed picture is a bit more mixed. While full-service restaurant sales were down more than 4%,...
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Restaurant Sales – MN – Feb. 2019

February 2019 set a snowfall record for the Twin Cities, which surely didn’t help the month’s bleak sales numbers, down nearly 13% compared to a year ago. This time last year, Minneapolis was host to Super Bowl LII and enjoying a $370 million boost to the local...
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