Restaurant Index Drops Below 100 In February

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Published: 05/02/2013

WASHINGTON — Due in large part to softer same-store sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index slipped below 100 in February.

The RPI, a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry, stood at 99.9 in February, down 0.8 percent from January’s five-month high. February represented the fourth time in the last five months that the RPI stood below 100, which signifies contraction in the index of key industry indicators.