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Restaurant Industry
Mark Kalinowski

Updating our Q3 Kalinowski Fine Dining Same-Store Sales Index

With this report, we update our data-driven Kalinowski Fine Dining Index for Q3 to +4.1%. This is the one-year figure, lapping the +67.5% number from Q3 2021, and the -30.8% figure from Q3 2020. On a three-year (pre-pandemic) basis, the Kalinowski Fine Dining Index for Q3 2022 is at +20.7%. These numbers are based on our latest proprietary checks/data as regards same-store sales performance for this segment during July, August, and early-to-mid September.

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Domino's Pizza, Inc. (DPZ)
Mark Kalinowski

DPZ: Changes to National Offers Coming in Mid-October

Back in mid-March 2022, Domino’s raised the price of its popular Delivery Mix & Match Deal to $6.99 (from $5.99). For both the Delivery Mix & Match Deal and the Carryout Mix & Match Deal, customers select two or more menu items from a set list. CNN noted back on March 1st that “Domino’s also is expanding the items available in the deal, including the addition of 32-piece parmesan bread bites, 6-piece wings and 3-piece chocolate lava cakes. Some of the other options currently on the menu are medium 2-topping pizza, bread twists, salads and marbled cookie brownies.”

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Restaurant Industry
Mark Kalinowski

Updating our Q3 Kalinowski Fast-Casual Same-Store Sales Index

With this report, we update our data-driven Kalinowski Fast-Casual Index for Q3 to +5.5%. This is the one-year figure, lapping the +14.1% number from Q3 2021 and the +5.2% figure from Q3 2020. On a three-year (pre-pandemic) basis, the Kalinowski Fast-Casual Index for Q3 is at +26.6%. The fast-casual segment’s three-year sales numbers are the best for any major segment of the U.S. restaurant industry. Our latest numbers are based on our latest proprietary checks/data as regards same-store sales performance for this segment during July, August, and early-to-mid September.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG)
Mark Kalinowski

CMG: Updating Our Projections

Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to announce its Q3 earnings after the market close on Tuesday, October 25th. For more info, click on:

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Denny's Corporation (DENN)
Mark Kalinowski

DENN: Adjusting Our Forecasts

Denny’s likely plans to report its third quarter earnings either after the market close on Monday, October 31st, or, after the market close on one day in early November.

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Restaurant Industry
Mark Kalinowski

Updating our Q3 Kalinowski Family Dining Same-Store Sales Index

With this report, we update our data-driven Kalinowski Family Dining Index for Q3 to +3.1%. This is the one-year figure, lapping the +40.3% number from Q3 2021, and the -28.2% figure from Q3 2020. On a three-year (pre-pandemic) basis, the Kalinowski Family Dining Index for Q3 is at +3.8%. This would mark the first time this year in which any quarter is positive on a three-year basis for family dining. Our latest numbers are based on our latest proprietary checks/data as regards same-store sales performance for this segment during July, August, and early-to-mid September.

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