NRA Index Hits 14-month Low

Published: 12/18/2012

WASHINGTON — Due in large part to restaurant operators’ dampened outlook for sales growth and the economy, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index fell sharply in October.

The RPI a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry, stood at 99.5 in October, down 0.9 percent from September. In addition, October represented the first time in 14 months the RPI fell below 100, which signifies contraction in the index of key industry indicators.