Industry Outlook Softened in June as the
Restaurant Performance Index Declined
for the Third Consecutive Month
As a result of a dampened outlook among restaurant
operators, the National Restaurant Association’s
comprehensive index of restaurant activity declined for the
third consecutive month in June. The Association’s
Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) – a monthly composite
index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S.
restaurant industry – stood at 99.5 in June, down 0.3 percent
from May and the lowest index level since February.
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Generally the soft "eating out" sales would be bad news for dairy but, there is talk about a large increase in frozen pizza sales for home consumption.