Nation’s Restaurant News encourages restaurants to prepare for a busy season

For those of you weary about the trajectory of the restaurant industry, Nation’s Restaurant News reports a positive outlook to put you at ease. The Restaurant Industry Snapshot was released this week for May reporting a third straight month of positive growth. Black Box Intelligence & People Report compile monthly sales statistics to help restaurateurs and industry professionals gauge the market and it’s certainly on the upswing.

President of Black Box Intelligence & People Report Bill Schaffler stated that, “We are encouraged the consumer continues to indicate they may be turning a bit of a corner, as they indicated an increased desire to spend their money two months running, a result we have not observed since 2011.”

Consumer Edge Research reported that the Restaurant Willingness to Spend Index has climbed two points to an 88 for the month of May which historically suggests likely restaurant business growth for the month of June. Additionally, the New England Region reported a 3.5 percent same-store sales increase. The Southwest region had a 1.0 percent same-store sales decrease.

People at a bar in a restaurant

With the rise in restaurant goer’s enthusiasm to head out to eat and a renewed confidence in industry professional’s outlook, it’s important for restaurant owners to be prepared for the upcoming season.

Whether you are renovating and looking for just the right product to make your restaurant stand out or preparing to open your restaurant doors for the very first time, KaTom Restaurant Supply has you covered from commercial refrigeration to cookware and everything in between.

In this new season of restaurant growth, be sure and be prepared for every opportunity that comes your way.

Chelsea B. Sanz
Chelsea B. Sanz

Chelsea Sanz has lived in East Tennessee since her family moved here from South Florida just before she started high school. While she initially begrudged her new home state, she eventually realized she had come to not only love it, but to “bleed orange” as University of Tennessee Volunteers fans here like to say. She and her boyfriend Hunter, a trail worker for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, enjoy exploring the nation’s most visited national park and coming up with their own farm-to-table recipes.

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