Strong restaurant sales growth for the month of January 2020 may be the result of an unseasonably mild winter, a new report suggests.
Black Box Intelligence data says that same-store sales growth was 2.3% for the first month of the new decade, while same-store traffic growth was -0.7%, the highest growth since August 2018.
The outside factor of the weather, the report suggests, means that proprietors should not put too much stock in the sales growth as anything other than a temporary improvement.
Black Box Intelligence’s data is based on weekly sales from over 47,000 restaurants.
Texas-based Black Box, formerly TDn2K, delivers public and private data to the restaurant industry, providing weekly reports.
This report is in contrast to one from last July that saw sales hit a shocking low. Read more below: