Comparable restaurant traffic plunges 29.2 percent
Analytics firm Black Box Intelligence reported March restaurant comparable sales were down 28.3 percent industry-wide. The COVID-19 health crisis has forced a considerable drop in sales among restaurants as they are challenged to survive in takeout mode. Comparable sales traffic was down 29.2 percent. Quick-service restaurants were part of the most resilient segment in March, but comparable sales were down across the board.