Report: December restaurant sales continue downward trend

Report: December restaurant sales continue downward trend

Industry sees worst year for same-store sales since 2009, according to NRN-MillerPulse survey

The combination of bad winter weather, a late Thanksgiving and a shorter holiday shopping season caused a 0.2-percent dip in restaurant industry same-store sales and a 2.6-percent decline in guest traffic in December, according to the latest NRN-MillerPulse survey.

Ending the year on a downbeat note, the results marked the second month comparable-store sales were negative in nearly three years. Same-store sales also fell in February 2013 by 1.8 percent, which then was the first

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