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How big data is changing retail and restaurant businesses

October 28th, 2015 | Posted by Mckenzie Harper in Restaurants | Restaurants - (Comments Off on How big data is changing retail and restaurant businesses)

APT is featured in an Information Age article on how retailers and restaurants can use big data to gain an accurate view of performance and try new ideas to improve profitability. Click here to read the full article, which includes insights from the APT Index.

APT Index: May Restaurant Sales Increase [+3.3%], with Strong Growth on Memorial Day

June 11th, 2015 | Posted by Mckenzie Harper in Restaurants - (Comments Off on APT Index: May Restaurant Sales Increase [+3.3%], with Strong Growth on Memorial Day)

APT announced today that the APT Index of restaurant sales increased [+3.3%] nationwide in May 2015, compared to May of last year, with an even higher increase on Memorial Day Weekend [+5.2%]. The APT Index of quick-service restaurant (QSR) sales increased [+5.2%], while the APT Index of full-service restaurant (FSR) sales increased [+1.4%]. Click here to read the full report.

APT Index: April Restaurant Sales Up [+3.6%], Marking Another Month of Strong Growth

May 12th, 2015 | Posted by Mckenzie Harper in Restaurants - (Comments Off on APT Index: April Restaurant Sales Up [+3.6%], Marking Another Month of Strong Growth)

APT announced today that the APT Index of restaurant sales for April 2015 increased [+3.6%], compared to April of last year. The increase was driven by an increase in check size [+3.4%]. The APT Index of quick-service restaurant (QSR) sales increased [+5.9%], while the APT Index of full-service restaurant (FSR) sales increased [+2.3%]. Click here to read the full report.

APT Index: March Same-Store Restaurant Sales Increase [+3.5%]

April 13th, 2015 | Posted by Mckenzie Harper in Restaurants | Restaurants - (Comments Off on APT Index: March Same-Store Restaurant Sales Increase [+3.5%])

APT today announced that the APT Index of in-store restaurant sales for March 2015 increased [+3.5%] compared with March of last year, as Americans’ view of the economy reached an 8-year high. APT Index quick-service restaurant sales increased [+6.2%], and APT Index full-service restaurant sales increased [+1.6%]. Click here to read the full report.

APT Index: February Same-Store Restaurant Sales Increase [+3.5%]

March 10th, 2015 | Posted by Mckenzie Harper in Restaurants | Restaurants | Restaurants - (Comments Off on APT Index: February Same-Store Restaurant Sales Increase [+3.5%])

APT today announced that the APT Index of in-store restaurant sales for February 2015 increased [+3.5%] compared with February of last year. The increase was driven by an increase in check size [+4.4%]. The APT Index of Quick-Service Restaurant sales increased [+5.5%] and the APT Index of Full-Service Restaurant sales increased [+2.2%]. Click here to read the full report.

APT Index Reports October Restaurant Sales Up 3.4%, or an Estimated $1.6 Billion Increase

November 12th, 2014 | Posted by Mckenzie Harper in Restaurants - (Comments Off on APT Index Reports October Restaurant Sales Up 3.4%, or an Estimated $1.6 Billion Increase)

Restaurant same-store sales increased 3.4% in October 2014 compared to October 2013, according to data from the APT Index. Performance was better in areas where unemployment decreased, where temperature increased, and where median income was less than $75K. Click here to view the top and bottom performing cities.

APT Index Reports September Restaurant Sales Up 2.1%

October 14th, 2014 | Posted by Mckenzie Harper in Restaurants - (Comments Off on APT Index Reports September Restaurant Sales Up 2.1%)

Restaurant same-store sales increased 2.1% in September 2014 compared to September 2013, according to data from the APT Index. Areas that performed better included those with less rainfall, those where median income was less than $50K, and those where median age was less than 35. Click here to view the top and bottom performing cities.

Restaurant Guests Spend Over $1 Billion More this July

August 12th, 2014 | Posted by Mckenzie Harper in Restaurants - (Comments Off on Restaurant Guests Spend Over $1 Billion More this July)

Restaurant same-store sales increased 2.3% in July 2014 compared to July 2013, or more than $1 billion, according to data from the APT Index. Areas that performed better included those where rainfall decreased versus last year, where median income is less than $75K, and where unemployment decreased. Click here to view the top and bottom performing cities.

Consumers Spend $5.1B on Father’s Day Weekend

July 14th, 2014 | Posted by Casey Corman in Restaurants - (Comments Off on Consumers Spend $5.1B on Father’s Day Weekend)

The APT Restaurant Index showed that restaurant sales rose [+1.7%] during Father’s Day Weekend this year compared to the same time last year, translating to a total spend of $5.1 billion.

Overall restaurant sales comps remained practically flat in June, with a [-0.06%] decline. A [-1.8%] decrease in number of transactions was offset by a [+1.8%] increase in dollars per transaction.

The APT Index provides restaurant organizations with a hyper-local benchmark of restaurant sales data in the areas immediately surrounding their locations. Based on actual sales data from tens of thousands of restaurant locations, the APT Index helps in creating restaurant-specific benchmarks, understanding the impact of national campaigns and major events, and explaining performance to investors.

Click here to download a sample report from the APT Index.