Restaurant chains saw sales increase at a slightly higher rate last year than sales at independent chains and concepts, according to data from GE Capital.
The 100 largest chains saw sales grow at a rate of 3.5% vs. the industry average of 3.1%.
Consumers spent more money per restaurant visit in 2013, but industry-wide same-store sales fell off 0.1% with traffic numbers down.
For the 6th year in a row, sales at quick-service restaurants rose faster than sales at full-service establishments.
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