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Growth in Menu and Grocery Store Prices Accelerating, While Overall Inflation Remains Modest 10/22/2014 1:26:25 PM

Both menu and grocery store prices continued to pick up in September, while the overall inflation rate remained below 2.5 percent for the 30th consecutive month.  

Quickservice Menu Prices Outpaced Fullservice Prices in Recent Months 10/22/2014 1:25:37 PM

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

Menu Price Growth Strongest in the Midwest Region 10/22/2014 1:24:28 PM

The Midwest region saw the strongest menu price growth in recent months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  In three out of the four regions, grocery store prices outpaced menu price growth in recent months.  

Colorado Leading Restaurant Job Growth in 2014 10/22/2014 1:23:21 PM Restaurant industry job growth remains broad-based on the state level, with employment gains outpacing the overall economy in the vast majority of states.  Colorado led the way with a robust 6.3 percent increase in restaurant jobs through September, followed by solid gains in Oklahoma (5.6%)...

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