Through the end of the 2nd Quarter of Fiscal 2011, which ended Monday, July 11th, System-wide Same Store Sales for the trailing 12 months were up 25% versus the prior 12 month period. For the 1st and 2nd Quarters, System-wide Same Store Sales were up 18% over the same period last year. These results are even more impressive considering they immediately follow the 32% System-wide Same Stores Sales increase for all of Fiscal 2010 compared with Fiscal 2009.
All of the sales increases were a direct result of increases in System-wide Same Store Transactions, which were also up more than 25% over the past 12 months, and up 15% through the first two Quarters of Fiscal 2011.
"We are extremely pleased with our continued increases for the 1st and 2nd Quarters, particularly coming on top of such a strong 2010,” said Daniel Dolan, Chairman & CEO. “The positive momentum we have created is reflected in substantial increases in Same Store Sales and Same Store Transactions across our entire system. Sales in every one of our restaurants are up at least 15% over the past 12 months and similarly year-to-date. We believe this offers strong evidence that the changes we implemented in late 2009 continue to resonate with our guests as exhibited by increased frequency and first time visits to our restaurants.”
Native Foods Cafe is the award-winning vegan/vegetarian restaurant company founded in 1994 by the nationally acclaimed vegan chef, Tanya Petrovna. There are currently 7 operating restaurants and an additional 6 more in development, with 3 scheduled to open in Chicago starting this month. Additional new locations are set to open in San Diego and other states during the Fall. The Company was acquired in 2009 by a group of private investors, led by Daniel Dolan and Andrea McGinty, the founder and former owners of It's Just Lunch International and Chef Tanya Petrovna, Founder and Executive Chef of Native Foods. In June 2010, Ron Biskin, an outside Board Member for Native Foods since 2009, left his position as President of Wolfgang Puck’s and became President & COO of Native Foods.
For more information on Native Foods Cafe, please visit our website at www.nativefoods.com.