2013: A confusing year for the restaurant industry

A look back at the past year and a look ahead to 2014 from the founder of Black Box Intelligence

We had record gains by public restaurant company stocks during one of the most challenging years of sales and traffic, which fell .01 percent and 2.1 percent, respectively, according to Black Box Intelligence. Aren’t we in the fifth year of what is typically an 18- to 36-month recovery?

And the weather gods are punishing us, as we seem to have more frequent disruptions — and on the weekends to boot! Unemployment is still high, and People Report data says rest

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