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Report: Restaurant sales improve in October

Fast-food, casual-dining segments perform well on easier comparisons, finds latest NRN-MillerPulse survey

Restaurant same-store sales perked up in October, largely on the strength of the fast-food segment, though casual dining had its best month since March 2012, according to the most recent NRN-MillerPulse survey.

Overall industry same-store sales rose 2.5 percent for the month, compared with the prior year, and traffic increased 0.4 percent. However, the trend reflects easier comparisons with last year, when restaurant sales took a hit from Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast.

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