Report: Casual-dining traffic struggles in July

Report: Casual-dining traffic struggles in July

Overall same-store sales rise 3.4 percent; traffic inches up 0.4 percent

Restaurant industry sales and traffic rose in July, according to the latest MillerPulse survey released Friday, but casual dining’s traffic struggles appeared to worsen.

According to the index, which tracks monthly same-store sales and traffic, same-store sales rose 3.4 percent in July, the eighth straight month the index has reported sales above 3 percent. Still, that was 40 basis points lower than in June.

Traffic, however, ro

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