Restaurants have been experiencing impressive quarters as of late, as people are feeling more confident with their finances. However, the hustle and bustle on the rubber mats in the kitchen may be facing a slowdown in the coming months, as economic uncertainty starts to be a cause of concern for many.
According to QSR Magazine, more consumers are paying attention to the economy due to general uneasiness. It doesn’t matter on the type of cuisine, either. The news provider reports that although fast-casual breakfasts experienced a slight uptick, every other category experienced a slowdown.
Fast casual restaurants usually fare well during economic uncertainty, because people will still try to go out for cheap eats even when they’re trying to watch their disposable income.
It’s not only people who are choosing to go out to eat less, but they also are choosing to visit the same places on a return trip. Nation’s Restaurant News reports that same-store sales only grew by 0.7 percent in April, which indicates that even if people are choosing to go out, they’re not making the return. Restaurant managers will want to make sure that all guests receive great customer service, to build on loyalty and increase those same-store sales.
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