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Census Reports October Sales Gains for Restaurants

(Nov. 25, 2009)—Restaurants post sales gain in October.

Eating- and drinking-place sales increased in October, up 1.2 percent from September, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Eating- and drinking-place sales were 1.5 percent above the October 2008 level. The restaurant industry fared better than the retail sector overall; total retail sales (not including foodservice) dropped 2.1 percent between October 2008 and October 2009.

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