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June 5, 2019

Restaurant Performance Index falls sharply in April

The decline is the result of the current operating environment and operators' weakening future expectations.

June 5, 2019

Restaurant industry added nearly 14k locations in 2018

The restaurant industry added more than 10,000 locations for the third consecutive year. 

May 22, 2019

Restaurants projected to add 515k seasonal jobs this summer

Although restaurants will add more than a half-million jobs for the seventh consecutive summer, hiring will be somewhat curtailed in 2019.

May 22, 2019

Teens come back to the restaurant workforce – for now

Teen restaurant employment is at its highest level since 2007, but long-term projections suggest a downward trend. 

May 22, 2019

Restaurants are tapping into a seasoned labor pool

Older adults were the fastest-growing cohort of restaurant employees in recent years.

May 15, 2019

Consumers are uncertain about personal finances and the economy

Millennials are particularly downbeat about their personal economies.  

May 15, 2019

Consumer pent-up demand for restaurants remains elevated

Four in 10 adults say they are not eating at restaurants as often as they would like.

May 9, 2019

Restaurants are filling all rungs on the career ladder

Nearly half of restaurant job openings in 2018 were filled by either first-time workers or promotions.

May 9, 2019

Restaurant industry is posting strong middle-class job growth

The restaurant industry continues to add middle-class jobs at a much stronger rate than the overall economy.

May 9, 2019

Hospitality industry turnover rate ticked higher in 2018

The turnover rate in the restaurants-and-accommodations sector rose to a post-recession high of 74.9 percent in 2018.

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