A performance index tracked by the National Restaurant Association fell to its lowest level in...

|By:, SA News Editor

A performance index tracked by the National Restaurant Association fell to its lowest level in nine months, with a reading of 100.2 for July down 1.1% M/M. Sagging optimism over future business dampened the effect of brisk same-store sales, as only 22% of restaurant operators expect economic conditions to improve in the next six months. The outlook for capital spending in the sector remained relatively stable.