Food price deflation is catching up to restaurants especially in the casualdining segment

Food price deflation is catching up to restaurants, especially in the casual-dining segment.

Deflation sticking around grocery, headed to restaurants

Deflating prices triggering challenges to sales and earnings at supermarkets for the past several months are only now arriving at their counterparts in the restaurant business, suggesting a tepid outlook for the sector, and particularly for casual-dining spots, an analyst said Friday.

Speaking at a conference call examining the impact of deflationary trends in food across various industry sectors, BMO Capital restaurant analyst Andrew Strelzik said restaurant same-store sales tr

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