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​DALLAS, TEXAS, MARCH 26, 2020 – Black Box Intelligence™, the leading provider of data and insights to the restaurant industry for over 20 years, recently opened a free survey for restaurant operators to collect and distribute daily sales and traffic data.

“In a time of uncertainty and heightened anxiety, we want to extend what we do best — data and insights — to the entire restaurant community to help navigate this new reality,” shared Kelli Valade, chief executive officer at Black Box Intelligence. “We will continue to deliver the latest information as quickly as possible, so operators have the tools necessary to inform the tough decisions they are facing every minute.”

The survey opens daily at 8:00 AM CDT and closes at 2:00 PM CDT. Results are delivered in a daily flash report later in the afternoon. The survey is conducted seven days a week and is complimentary for all restaurant operators, regardless of the relationship to Black Box Intelligence.

“Watching the number of participating restaurants grow from just a few to nearly 20,000, from all segments of the industry in just over a week, makes us grateful and honored to be adding value for the restaurant operators in the industry we love in such a challenging time,” said Sarah Higgins, vice president of marketing for Black Box Intelligence.

This new report breaks down percentages of locations operating at a limited capacity or are fully closed, broken down by segment (quick service, fast casual, family dining, casual dining, and upscale casual). Median growth rates show year-over-year comp sales and traffic, as week as off-premise sales growth by segment. Additionally, regional results are broken down by segment. Results from the daily flash report inform the Special COVID-19 Weekly Reports.

To participate, restaurant operators can email to begin receiving the daily survey and report. For validation purposes, please email from your restaurant company email address.

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