Updating our Q3E Kalinowski Fast-Casual Same-Store Sales Index

By Mark Kalinowski Published on October 12, 2020 at 12:00 AM

With this report, we update our data-driven Kalinowski Fast-Casual Index for Q3E to +3.6%. While the overall number for the fast-casual sector is in positive territory for Q3, there is a wide variety of performances in terms of same-store sales by individual brand. Wingstop (WING; Not Rated) has already reported +25.4% same-store sales growth for its Q3, and we would not be surprised to see Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG; Not Rated) exceed sell-side consensus (according to Consensus Metrix) of +6.4% when it reports its Q3 results on after the market close on Wednesday, October 21st.

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Q3 2018 Same-Store Sales Ranked for 49 Public Restaurant Chains

By Mark Kalinowski Published on December 19, 2018 at 12:00 AM

With Darden Restaurants (DRI; Not Rated) recently reporting its fiscal Q2 2019 (calendar September-November 2018) results, we now have same-store sales results publicly reported from all 49 restaurant concepts for calendar Q3 (July-September) 2018 that comprise our Kalinowski Restaurant Industry Index. This report ranks all 49 concepts’ calendar Q3 2018 domestic same-store sales from best to worst.

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