NPD: Fast-casual, Mexican QSR, bakery/café 3Q traffic grows

NPD: Fast-casual, Mexican QSR, bakery/café 3Q traffic grows

Overall restaurant visits flat during quarter

The fast-casual, Mexican quick-service and bakery/café segments provided bright spots in traffic during the third quarter ended September 30, when overall restaurant visits were flat, The NPD Group reported Tuesday.

Discounting helped drive traffic during the quarter, with visits based on deals or discounts rising 4 percent. Despite flat traffic, spending rose 3 percent, which NPD said was in line with the inflation rate of food away from home.

“Although total traf

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