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By Restaurant Practice Leaders | June 13, 2019

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q1 2019

Restaurants fared well through the 1st quarter of 2019, posting a 1.5% gain in same-store sales for the industry overall. But, as pressure on profit margins and fierce competition continue to weigh on the industry, some restaurants are... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | September 18, 2018

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q2 2018

How does your businesses’ same-store sales compare to the restaurant industry’s overall growth through Q2? As our new Selections post reveals, strong consumer spending helped boost many brands’ sales, although this growth wasn’t... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | June 27, 2018

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q1 2018

All restaurant segments, save for upscale casual, reported sales growth in Q1. read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | April 25, 2018

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for FY 2017

While America’s appetite for pizza couldn’t be stopped in 2017, rising labor costs, commodity prices, and costs of sales did little to improve the restaurant industry’s overall flat growth rate, according to the FY17 restaurant industry... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | December 12, 2017

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q3 2017

The combination of slow summer traffic and natural disasters dealt a blow to the service sector, particularly the restaurant industry through the third quarter. As a result, restaurants saw a 0.4 percent same-store sales decline through... read more


By Giselle El Biri | September 29, 2017

It’s 5:00 Somewhere: Happy Hour and Your Bottom Line

Happy hour has historically been a great way for restaurants to increase guest counts during slower time periods. But making happy hour profitable while giving guests a great experience can be tricky. To determine if happy hour will work... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | September 12, 2017

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Results for Q2 2017

Halfway through 2017, the restaurant industry saw an overall 0.2 percent same-store sales decline through Q2. While oversaturation and industry competition contributed to the dip, evolving revenue streams like technology and third-party... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | March 30, 2017

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Results for 2016

Restaurants sales stalled in 2016 as uncertainty around the U.S. economic and regulatory environments persisted. Our annual analysis of publicly traded restaurants found that same-store sales were flat last year - a slightly more... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | December 12, 2016

The Counter: How Did Your Restaurant Fare?

Each quarter, we analyze operating results of publicly traded restaurants to reveal timely benchmarking information for the industry. The Q3 2016 edition of BDOs The Counter is now live and available for download. read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | September 14, 2016

The Counter: How Did Your Restaurant Fare?

Each quarter, we take a look at publicly traded restaurant companies’ operating results to provide insightful benchmarking information. In this issue of The Counter (previously known as quarterly Benchmarking Updates), we look at the... read more