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Restaurant Industry Outlook Softened in May as Restaurant Performance Index Fell Below 100

WASHINGTON, (June 30, 2010 - PRNewswire)—The outlook for the restaurant industry softened in May, as the National Restaurant Association's comprehensive...

U.S. Convenience Store Channel Sees Boost in Traffic and a Double-Digit Sales Lift in Second Quarter

Houston, TX (September 28, 2010)—In spite of a still sluggish economy things are looking up in the convenience store (c-store) channel as traffic, sales,...

(January 11, 2011 - USA Today)—Last week's employment report was disappointing, with the economy adding about 50,000 fewer jobs in December than expected,...

CHICAGO (May 10, 2011)—Consumers are of two different mindsets when it comes to spending - those that cannot spend freely and those that can - and the...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 30, 2011)—Driven by positive same-store sales and an increasingly optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National...

This week: Aiming your Twitter rage at graduates. Banning sodas (maybe you heard something about this?). Doing the dirty work. And while it may seem like a good idea at the time, funding your new restaurant with bad checks is really never smart.

The industry is foolishly allowing the proponents of unionization to control the conversation about wages and opportunity.

Shorter breaks and shifting habits have hit some restaurants with a decline of 20 percent or more in lunchtime sales.

The operators of independent restaurants enjoy a latitude and authority their counterparts on the chain side couldn’t imagine exercising. But maybe they should.

The National Restaurant Association hailed the passage of the Bush tax plan as a "tremendous victory" for the foodservice industry.

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