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Restaurant Performance Index Remained in Positive Territory Despite Somewhat Softer Same-Store Sales and Customer Traffic Levels 6/30/2015 9:23:41 AM Although same-stores sales and customer traffic levels softened somewhat in May, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) remained in positive territory.  The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restau...
RPI Current Situation Index Dipped 0.2 Percent in May to a Level of 102.6; Expectations Index Declined 0.5 Percent to a Level of 102.0 6/30/2015 9:22:52 AM The RPI’s Current Situation Index posted a modest decline in May, while the Expectations Index dropped a half-percentage-point.
Restaurant Industry Added More Than 9,000 Locations in 2014 6/19/2015 10:46:34 AM

The restaurant industry added a net 9,022 establishments in 2014, which represented the fifth consecutive year with gains of at least 7,000 locations.  The quickservice segment registered its largest unit expansion since 2006, while growth in the fullservice segment slowed in 2014.

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California Added the Most Restaurant Locations in 2014 6/19/2015 10:45:37 AM

California led the nation in restaurant unit growth in 2014, adding over 3,000 establishments.  Growth was generally broad-based on the state level, with 40 states adding restaurant locations in 2014.

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