Operators overcome uncertain business environment to keep moving forward.
The National Restaurant Association's July Restaurant Performance Index posted a score of 100.2 in July, down 1.1 percent from June and the lowest level in nine months. Ironically, July also marked the ninth consecutive month of reported expansion among this index of key industry indicators.
The Current Situation Index, which measures current trends in four industry indicators (same-store sales, traffic, labor and capital expenditures), stood at 99.8 in July – down 1.7 percent from June's level of 101.5. Here are a few key data points from the July Situation Index:
The Expectations Index, which measures restaurant operators' six-month outlook for four industry indicators (same-store sales, employees, capital expenditures and business conditions), stood at 100.7 in July – down 0.6 percent from June and the fourth consecutive monthly decline. Key data points from the Expectations Index include:
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