Restaurant operators remain uncertain about future business

Restaurant operators remain uncertain about future business

Operators expect economic conditions to worsen in next six months.

Driven by an overall increase in operators' current situation, the National Restaurant Assn.’s (NRA) Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) advanced in September to 100.8, up 1.2% from August.

“September’s RPI uptick was aided by gains in the current situation indicators, which have been soft in recent months,” said Hudson Riehle, NRA senior vice president of research. “Meanwhile, the forward-looking indicators are becoming more muted. Operators are decreasingly optimistic looking towa

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