Economic News

6 Figures to Know From the Latest Restaurant Performance Index

Overall, the May 2021 Restaurant Performance Index saw a 0.8 percent decline from 106.3 in April to 105.5 in May.

TIndex Shows Foodservice Industry Sales Remain Strong

The Technomic index shows a slight dip in May 2021 sales, but continues to show improvement.

Latest Restaurant Sales Data Sends Mixed Signals

Restaurant sales lost steam in the first week of June, Black Box Intelligence reports, but data for the full month of May paints a more positive picture.

Black Box Intelligence: ‘Guest Checks Continue Growing at an Accelerated Pace’

As May neared a close, many operators experienced a nice surge in sales—the best in six weeks, in fact.

MAFSI Predicts ‘Dynamic and Unprecedented Times Ahead’

MAFSI’s Q1 2021 Business Barometer is out and largely positive, but not without cautionary warnings.

Nearly 300K US Restaurants Now Open for Dine-In

As of June 1, 299,564 U.S. restaurants—132,525 of which are chain restaurants — are open for dine-in, according to research firm Datassential.

5 Figures to Know From the Latest Restaurant Performance Index

In April, the National Restaurant Association's RPI stood at 106.3, up from 105.1 the month prior.

Holiday Spending Bolsters Upward Trend in Restaurant Sales

Mother’s Day drove a noticeable boost in restaurant industry sales, though not to the extent seen in past years.

Coffee and Snack Sector Leads in Restaurant Staffing Gains

The National Restaurant Association polled operators on current staffing levels as well as staffing expectations for the future.

Steel Shortages, More Constrain Manufacturers’ Operations

Amid multiple supply shortages, shipping struggles and more, NAFEM surveyed manufacturers to better gauge the current impact on their businesses.

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