NRA Index Hits 10-month High In April

Published: 07/02/2013

WASHINGTON — Driven by higher same-store sales and an improving outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index hit a 10-month high in April.

The RPI, a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry, stood at 101.0 in April, up 0.4 percent from a level of 100.6 in March. In addition, April represented the third time in the last four months that the RPI topped the 100 level, which signifies expansion in the index of key industry indicators.