Restaurant biz down, but not as bad as it looks

Ever since Hurricanes Harvey and Irma roared through most of the nation’s southern regions, analysts and others have been itching for numbers on the storms’ overall impact on the restaurant business. And with third-quarter results showing a  year-over-year drop of 2.2 percent in same-store sales in the U.S. — including a 1.2 percent fall-off from this August alone — the answer is coming back and it’s not good, according to TDn2K.

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