Report: February same-store sales growth slows

Report: February same-store sales growth slows

Industrywide sales still rise 3.2 percent, with fine dining providing lift

Restaurant industry same-store sales growth slowed in February, but still rose 3.2 percent despite brutal storms in the Northeast and frigid cold throughout the country, according to the latest MillerPulse survey.

A slowdown was expected for February, in part because sales growth in January of 6 percent was a post-recessionary high for the survey. But the industry is still in good shape, according to Larry Miller, co-founder of the monthly MillerPulse index.

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