The third quarter of 2018 was relatively strong for the restaurant industry. Same-store sales were up 1.2 percent in September, the fourth consecutive month of growth. The industry had not experienced a quarter in which all months had positive sales since the fourth quarter of 2015. Sales for the third quarter were also up 1.2 percent, the highest since the third quarter of 2015.
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Q3 restaurant sales growth the best since 2015
September marks 4th consecutive month of same-store sales increases