Scott sent me this link to the Atlanta Business Chronicle a week or so ago, but the full text of the article wasn’t yet available to the viewing public. After getting the link from Jeff this morning, it now seems like it’s open for viewing. (Free information! Gimme Gimme Gimme!)
Anyway, the claim in the post title is taken from an ABC article entitled “Restaurants in ‘reluctant recovery’ from recession“. Here’s the BSP mention…
Two Decatur fast-casual restaurants, Brick Store Pub and Leon’s Full Service, are seeing better sales, said co-owner Tom Moore.
Brick Store is located in Decatur Square. “We have picked up over the past year and that might be the price category we are in, Moore said.”
Moore believes customers are “protective of where they go” in a down economy. “They will go where they know their dollar will work for them.”
Leon’s, which opened last year at Church Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue in Decatur and has a large outdoor patio, saw softer sales while the weather was bad earlier this year, Moore said. “Once the bad weather was over, people came out in droves.”