Continued positive sales drive seventh consecutive month of expansion among the National Restaurant Association's Index of key foodservice industry indicators.
The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index reached 101.4 in May, the seventh consecutive month it exceeded 100, which indicates expansion in the index of key industry indicators. May's mark of 101.4 did represent a slight 0.2 point decline when compared to April.
The Current Situation Index, which measures current trends in four industry indicators (same-store sales, traffic, labor and capital expenditures), stood at 100.8 in May, down 0.2 percent from April's level of 101.0. Key data points from the Current Situation Index include:
The Expectations Index, which measures restaurant operators' six-month outlook for four industry indicators (same-store sales, employees, capital expenditures and business conditions), stood at 102.0 in May, down slightly from April's level of 102.2. Key data points from the Expectations index include:
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