It can’t be the weather this time, but same store sales across the broader restaurant industry were flat during the month of June according to the latest Miller Pulse survey, released just last week.  The survey showed traffic had fallen across the board: quick service was off 1.3 percent for the month, while casual-dining dropped 2.5 percent, the worst for that sector since January of 2014!  As if to drive home the point, McDonalds Q2 earnings report this week showed flat sales for the Golden Arches from each of the company’s business segments, across the US and reaching out to the International Lead Markets as well as the High Growth Markets.  In total, the company’s 2nd quarter earnings were down 9 percent, partially related to the costs of refranchising efforts as well as moving the company’s headquarters to downtown Chicago.