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Industry outlook strengthened in June, as RPI rose above 100

Stronger sales, traffic and optimism boosted the National Restaurant Association’s June Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) by nearly a full percentage point. June represents the sixth time in the last seven months that the RPI stood above 100, which signifies expansion in key industry indicators.   

June2011_RPI.jpgThe RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry – stood at 100.6 in June, up 0.8 percent from May’s level of 99.9. 

“The RPI’s solid improvement in June was due in large part to stronger same-store sales and customer traffic performances, which bounced back from their May declines,” said Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of the Research and Knowledge Group for the Association.

The Restaurant Performance Index consists of two components - the Current Situation Index (measuring current trends) and the Expectations Index (measuring restaurant operators’ six-month outlook) - and tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry.

The Current Situation Index stood at 100.5 in June – up a solid 1.4 percent from May’s level of 99.2.  The Current Situation Index stood above 100 in three of the last four months, which signifies expansion in the current situation indicators. 

Fifty-one percent of restaurant operators reported a same-store sales gain between June 2010 and June 2011, up from 39 percent of operators who reported higher same-store sales in May. Forty-four percent of restaurant operators reported an increase in customer traffic between June 2010 and June 2011, up from 33 percent of operators who reported higher traffic in May. 

The Expectations Index stood at 100.7 in June – up slightly from May’s level of 100.6.  June represented the 11th consecutive month above 100 for the Expectations Index, and the modest improvement came on the heels of three consecutive monthly declines.    

Restaurant operators continue to plan for capital spending in the months ahead, as 50 percent plan to make a capital expenditure for equipment, expansion or remodeling in the next six months.

For more details, read our news release, full RPI report and subscription-based Restaurant TrendMapper.

 

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