Analyst: Modest inflation could favor restaurants

Analyst: Modest inflation could favor restaurants

Chains’ value perceptions likely to benefit from grocery stores’ higher pricing

Prices for food at home, as well as food away from home, will continue to inch upward through 2014 and 2015, but the spread between the inflation expected in those two retail segments is likely to favor restaurants, a new report found.

Sara Senatore, Bernstein Research senior analyst for restaurants, wrote in a research note that foodservice brands’ value proposition relative to grocery stores likely would improve modestly, and that the biggest winners could be restaura

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