Weather dampens 1Q sales at Bravo Brio restaurants

Weather dampens 1Q sales at Bravo Brio restaurants

Same-store sales fall at Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Brio Tuscan Grille

Officials for Columbus, Ohio-based Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc. said harsh winter weather caused mid-single-digit decreases in same-store sales for its two casual-dining Italian chains in the first quarter. That led to a 14.7-percent decrease in net income, to $2.9 million, in the quarter ended March 30.

However, the company expressed confidence that it could build sales momentum in the spring and summer months with new initiatives like a bar program with tiered price poi

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