Wine sales rise at limited-service restaurants

Fast-casual concepts account for most of sales gains

Beverage alcohol sales have long been a challenge for limited-service restaurants, but their fortunes might be improving, at least when it comes to wine, according to recent data.

Restaurant consulting firm Restaurant Sciences LLC, which collects point-of-sale data from around 30,000 restaurants, bars and night clubs in North America, found that consumers are cutting back on wine purchases in bars and buying more of it in restaurants — and the biggest growth in sales is at t

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