According to a new report from two Goldman Sachs securities analysts, the gap in same-store sales performance between quick-service restaurants (QSRs) and casual-dining chains has widened over the past few quarters, and QSRs have recovered their pre-recession trajectory, while casual diners are hovering around 0-percent to 1-percent growth, according to Nation’s Restaurant News. For the full story, click here.
Editor’s Insight: Quick serve restaurant chains have recovered faster than casual dining chains because the former provide the value that budget minded consumers are seeking in a recession.
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