Despite a slight improvement in May restaurant sales, the industry has still not returned to positive territory. Sales were -0.3 percent, a 0.7 percent improvement from April. May was the third consecutive month of declining sales, which have continued to slide since the fourth quarter of 2015.
Report: May same-store sales stay in negative territory
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