11 Jul '11, 10am

GrowSmartBusiness: Restaurant Owners Get More Pessimistic #li

GrowSmartBusiness: Restaurant Owners Get More Pessimistic #li

Restaurant owners’ outlook about the economy has become less optimistic, reports the National Restaurant Association’s restaurant performance index . In May, the index dropped 1 percent to 99.9 from April’s level of 100.3. (Index values above 100 indicate a period of expansion, while values below 100 represent a period of contraction.) What caused the slide? A drop in spending is partly to blame. Consumers spent less eating out in May, with 40 percent of restaurant operators reporting a drop in same-store sales between May 2010 and May 2011, compared with 31 percent in April. Consumers also dined out less frequently in May. Forty-one percent of restaurants surveyed said traffic decreased between May 2010 and May 2011, compared to 35 percent in April. “Like the economy as a whole, the restaurant industry’s recovery hit a speed bump in May,” said Hudson Riehle, senior vice p...

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