Restaurant Performance Index Declined in August

September 30, 2015

As a result of softer same-store sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index declined in August. The RPI, a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry, stood at 101.5 in August, down 1.2 percent from July and the lowest level in 11 months. Despite the decline, August represented the 30th consecutive month that the RPI stood above 100, which signifies expansion in the index of key industry indicators.

“The RPI’s August decline was the result of broad-based declines in the current situation indicators,” says Hudson Riehle, senior vice president,…