Holidays pose challenges for restaurants

Holidays pose challenges for restaurants

Operators face tough comparisons with 2014, but economic indicators are strong

The 2015 holiday season could be mixed for restaurant operators despite positive macroeconomic indicators going into the season, industry watchers say.

The fourth quarter opened with what was described by many as a “choppy” October. Same-store sales fell 0.2 percent, according to Black Box Intelligence data, breaking a 14-month streak of growth for the industry.

Still, the outlook for c

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