Colorado Restaurant Sales Continue To Soar

December 23, 2015
Photo: Denver restaurant
In this March 24, 2014 photo, Domo owner and head chef Gaku Homma Sensei, right, works with a fellow chef in the small kitchen at his restaurant in Denver.

That’s up 8 percent compared to the same quarter a year earlier. It’s the biggest first quarter in Colorado history, and it just missed the all-time record for any quarter.

While all counties saw growth, Weld County saw the steepest jump in restaurant traffic -- up more than 12 percent over the year. Denver continues to dominate, by far. One in every $5 spent on restaurants is spent there.

People moving to Colorado are feeding sales growth – but it's not the only explanation.  Sales are outpacing population.

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