NRA Index Above 100 for 7th Straight Month

Published: 08/07/2012

WASHINGTON — The outlook for the restaurant industry remained positive for the months ahead, as the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index remained above 100 in May.

The NRA’s Restaurant Performance Index, a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry, stood at 101.4 in May, down 0.2 percent from April’s level of 101.6. Despite the decline, May represented the seventh consecutive month that the RPI stood above 100, which signifies expansion in the index of key industry indicators.