Consumer spending remains uneven

Research indicates consumers have appetite for additional restaurant spending.

The August retail sales report indicates that, despite job growth and rising household incomes, consumers continue to carefully choose where they spend their money, according to National Restaurant Assn. (NRA) chief economist Bruce Grindy.

Restaurants were one of the bright spots in an otherwise sluggish retail sales report in August, preliminary figures from the U.S. Census Bureau showed. Sales at eating and drinking places totaled $55.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted basis in A

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