Report: Restaurant sales rise 1.1% in May

Report: Restaurant sales rise 1.1% in May

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Restaurant industry same-store sales rose 1.1 percent during May, representing a 0.8-percent drop from the growth rate reported for April.

Despite the softening sales growth during the month, the industry has now posted 11 consecutive months of positive same-store sales growth. The second quarter is poised to become the fourth consecutive quarter of positive growth in same-store sales, the first time in nearly three years, according to data reported by TDn2K’s Blac

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