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Restaurant Job Growth Projected to Outpace Overall Economy in 2016 2/9/2016 3:06:05 PM The restaurant industry is projected to outpace overall job growth for the 17th consecutive year in 2016.  The NRA expects eating and drinking places to add jobs at a 3.0 percent rate in 2016, more than a full percentage point above the projected 1.8 percent gain in total U.S. employment.
Restaurant Operators Reported Mixed Same-Store Sales Results in December 2/9/2016 3:00:06 PM

Restaurant operators reported mixed sales results in December, according to the National Restaurant Association’s monthly Restaurant Industry Tracking Survey.  Forty-two percent of operators reported a same-store sales gain between December 2014 and December 2015, while 43 percen...

Restaurant Operators Turned Negative on the Economy 2/9/2016 2:59:57 PM Restaurant operators are decidedly less optimistic about the direction of the overall economy.  Only 12 percent of operators said they expect economic conditions to improve in six months, while 25 percent expect conditions to worsen.  This represented operators’ weakest outlook fo...
Fewer Restaurant Operators are Planning for Equipment Purchases in the Next Six Months 2/9/2016 2:59:49 PM Forty-four percent of restaurant operators plan to make a capital expenditure for equipment in the next six months, down from 54 percent who reported similarly last month.

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