NRA Performance Index At 10-Month High In March

Published: 05/20/2014

WASHINGTON — Driven by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index rose to a 10-month high in March.

The RPI, a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry, stood at 101.4 in March, up 0.9 percent from February’s level of 100.5. In addition, the RPI remained above 100 for the 13th consecutive month, which signifies expansion in the index of key industry indicators.