Fine dining traffic in recovery

|By:, SA News Editor

Visits to fine dining establishments rose 5% in 2013 to make up a little ground from the sharp fall following the 2008 market swoon.

Traffic for the segment outpaced the general restaurant industry which showed flat results.

Perhaps of interest to suit sellers (MW, JOSB, DXLG), one of the ways fine dining operators (DFRG, RUTH, BLMN) noted that they boosted traffic was by adopting looser dress codes.