Dampened Outlook Causes Restaurant Performance Index Decline in June

July 31, 2015

Same-store sales remained positive; operators less optimistic about the economy

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  As a result of a somewhat dampened outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) declined in June for the second consecutive month. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry – stood at 102.0 in June, down 0.4 percent from May and its lowest level in nine months. Despite the decline, June represented the 28th consecutive month in which the RPI stood above 100, which signifies continued expansion in the index…