Report: Restaurants struggle with traffic despite rising March sales

Report: Restaurants struggle with traffic despite rising March sales

The latest NRN-Miller Pulse survey shows improved same-store sales but continued traffic declines.

The hope of spring returned in March as improvements in the weather and a favorable Easter week shift helped turn restaurant industry same-store sales to positive territory for the first quarter, according to the latest NRN-MillerPulse report.

Restaurant same-store sales rose 1.8 percent in March, improving what had been a dismal quarter by 0.8 percent as a whole and offering hope that 2014 could turn out to be a “respectable year,” said Larry Miller, founder and chief

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