NPD: Global restaurant spending improves

China shows most improvement in quarter ending in June

While traffic continued to decline in most foodservice markets around the world, increased spending spurred slight growth for the global industry in the quarter ended in June, according to the NPD Group.

China showed the most improvement in the quarter, with a 2.4-percent increase in check average and a 12.7-percent surge in foodservice traffic.

Spending at foodservice outlets rose slightly in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany, but fell in

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