Are consumers getting used to higher prices?

Technomic's Take: Restaurant menu price inflation continues to tick up. But consumers are showing few signs of cutting back on eating out.


The year has apparently started out strong for a lot of restaurants

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Nearly 4 in 10 viewers planned to order food Sunday, leading to a big score for restaurants.

The steak chain's longtime Manhattan outpost has been hurt by the slow return of office workers.

The industry wants the state to make eating and drinking places eligible for gambling licenses. Officials cite the $1.4 million a D.C. sports bar collected from on-site betting in less than four months.

The Bottom Line: Producer prices for food declined more than 1% last month, though eggs and beef were up. And restaurant sales declined.

The daytime dining brand has held the line on pricing and refused to trim its hours or menu. The focus will be on raising the profits of new units.

The soccer tournament provided a sales lift for 75% of the city's restaurants and bars, according to the New York City Hospitality Alliance.

The Bottom Line: Despite high prices, people are not cutting back on food spending. And restaurants remain a strong source for consumers’ dollars.

The highwayside family dining restaurant chain also said it is growing its share among value-conscious consumers.

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