Restaurant Monthly Sales Trend

Washington, DC | August 2018

by MarginEdge Data Science 

Washington DC Metro area restaurants improved slightly last month, with an increase in sales over last August of 0.64%.  While sales were up only slightly, August 2018 had an additional Friday over August 2017 which helped nudge sales higher as weekends are a major source of revenue, especially on Labor Day weekend.  However, the trailing 12 month average is still negative, down 0.93%, which suggests that with the summer winding down, this year is not likely to beat the 2017 numbers.

About these metrics:   The MarginEdge monthly snapshot of DC Metro restaurant sales is based on a sampling of 100+ area restaurants ranging from fast-casual to full-service. 

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