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Terrorism fears hurting restaurants? Ask London operators

Fears of a terrorism attack on restaurants like the ones in Paris last month kept enough patrons home to decrease sales in London establishments by 1.5 percent, according to a new study.

The decline was directly attributed by the researcher, the Coffer Peach Business Tracker, to consumer concerns roused by the Paris attacks. The results provide a preview of what U.S. restaurateurs could expect if a domestic terrorism attack should involve restaurants.

The study found that the drops in traffic and sales were particularly steep for chain restaurants.

Elsewhere in the country, sales edged up year-over-year by 0.3 percent, according to the Tracker.

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