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Restaurant Sales Surpassed Grocery Store Sales; Lower Gas Prices Likely Contributing to the Trend 5/13/2015 1:41:03 PM

Monthly sales at restaurants exceeded grocery stores sales for the first time in December, and this trend has intensified in months since.  The reallocation of consumers’ food dollar toward restaurants coincided with the sharp decline in gas prices in recent months, which suggest...

Restaurant Job Growth Rebounded in April 5/11/2015 3:15:36 PM

Eating and drinking places added a net 26,000 jobs in April on a seasonally-adjusted basis, which followed an employment decline in March.  The March downtick represented the restaurant industry’s first monthly employment decline since February 2010, when the Great Recession&rsqu...

Restaurant Industry Job Growth was Broad-Based Across Segments in the First Quarter 5/11/2015 3:14:55 PM Job growth within the restaurant industry was broad-based across segments in the first quarter, and was led by food service contractors and caterers-and-mobile-foodservice segments.
Restaurant Employee Wage Growth Outpacing Overall Private Sector 5/11/2015 3:14:03 PM

Average hourly wages of restaurant industry employees increased at a 3.7 percent rate on a year-to-date basis through March 2015, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  This was nearly double the 1.9 percent gain in overall private sector wages during the same perio...

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