A decent read on U.S. restaurant sales

|By:, SA News Editor

National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index increased 0.7% M/M in October to track at a four-month high.

Customer traffic improved during the month with more restaurant operators reporting a rise than a drop.

Pricing in the restaurant sector has held up better than some other discretionary areas where promotional activity has taken over.

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