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Restaurant Performance Index Finished 2014 on a Positive Note 1/30/2015 6:59:29 AM Driven by positive sales and traffic and an uptick in capital expenditures, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) finished 2014 with the solid gain.  Overall, the RPI posted three consecutive months above 102 for the first time since the first quarter...
RPI Current Situation Index Rose 1.5 Percent in December to a Level of 102.9; Expectations Index Edged Up 0.1 Percent to a Level of 102.9 1/30/2015 6:57:38 AM The RPI’s Current Situation Index jumped 1.5 percent in December, while the Expectations Index edged up 0.1 percent.
Restaurant Operators Remain Cautious About the Economy 1/30/2015 6:55:58 AM Restaurant operators remain cautious about direction of the overall economy.  Thirty-seven percent of restaurant operators said they expect economic conditions to improve in six months, down slightly from 41 percent last month. 
Majority of Restaurant Operators Reported Higher Same-Store Sales in December 1/30/2015 6:54:43 AM

A majority of restaurant operators reported higher same-store sales in December, with fast casual operators posting the strongest results, according to the National Restaurant Association’s monthly Restaurant Industry Tracking Survey. 

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