Report: December restaurant sales reach 8-year high

Report: December restaurant sales reach 8-year high

Low gas prices, rising employment result in robust month

Restaurants posted their best month in eight years in December, as low gas prices, rising employment and weak comparisons resulted in a robust period for both traffic and sales, according to the latest NRN-MillerPulse survey.

According to the survey, same-store sales rose 4.6 percent during the month, giving operators an upbeat outlook heading into 2015.

“It was a good month,” said Larry Miller, cofounder of the index. “Better than what people thought

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