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California and Nevada Led Restaurant Job Growth in 2014 3/26/2015 9:49:48 AM

Restaurant job growth was broad-based in 2014, as the industry added jobs in 47 states and the District of Columbia.  California and Nevada led the way in 2014, and both states have seen their restaurant workforces expand by more than 11 percent during the last two years.

Menu Prices Continued to Rise in February; Overall Consumer Prices Rose as Gas Price Slide Ended 3/24/2015 2:47:12 PM

Menu prices continued to post steady gains in February, while overall consumer prices rose for the first time in four months.  

Quickservice Menu Prices Registered Strongest 12-Month Gain in Nearly Six Years 3/24/2015 2:46:20 PM

Within the food-away-from-home sector, quickservice restaurant menu prices outpaced the fullservice segment in recent months.    

Menu Price Growth Strongest in the South and Midwest Regions 3/24/2015 2:45:20 PM

The South and Midwest regions saw the strongest menu price growth in recent months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Menu prices increased at a 3.4 percent rate in the South region during the last 12 months, slightly above the 3.3 percent menu price gain in the Midwest.

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