Good Times Restaurants Inc., operator of Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, a regional quick-service restaurant chain focused on fresh, high-quality, all-natural products, and of Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, a full-service, upscale concept, announced that its Good Times’ same store sales increased 3.7 percent in its fiscal third quarter ended June 27 over the prior year’s decrease of 2 percent, and its Bad Daddy’s same store sales increased 0.1 percent during the quarter over the prior year’s increase of 3.6 percent. Excluding the Cherry Creek location which continues to be severely impacted by construction in the surrounding area, Bad Daddy’s same store sales increased 1 percent for the quarter.
Boyd Hoback, president & CEO, says, “We saw our fourth consecutive quarter of sequential improvement in our same store sales at Good Times, and we exceeded our expectations of 3 percent to 3.5 percent comps for the quarter with some further acceleration in our sales trend to +5.3 percent comps in June. We are very pleased with our results during the quarter, particularly given the competitive discounting environment. We completed the rollout of our hotter, cheesier burger lineup and mid-tier priced burgers in all stores at the end of March with a new television advertising campaign that began the first week of April. The price point and flavor profile have resonated with consumers as the new offering became our top selling menu item. In addition, our most recent Good Times restaurant which opened in Greeley, Colorado, in March has continued to be one of the best performing stores in the system.”
Hoback adds, “Our Bad Daddy’s brand also performed very well, posting positive comp sales for the ninth consecutive quarter, and excluding our Cherry Creek location, meeting our expectations of 1-2 percent comps for the quarter. We opened three new Bad Daddy’s during the quarter, two in the Denver market and one in Raleigh. We are opening our next Bad Daddy’s store in Norman, Oklahoma in August and expect additional openings in September in Charlotte and Greenville, North Carolina for a total of eight new Bad Daddy’s and one new Good Times in fiscal 2017.”