Report: Weak February restaurant sales dampen 2014 forecast

Report: Weak February restaurant sales dampen 2014 forecast

Operators remain optimistic for better traffic, sales with spring weather

The snow and ice of February has thwarted hopes of a strong first quarter for the restaurant industry, throwing a wrench into forecasts for a better year ahead, according to the latest NRN-MillerPulse report.

February same-store sales rose 0.1 percent industrywide, the same results as in January, according to the March report. The monthly results were particularly disappointing given easy comparisons with February 2013, when same-store sales fell 1.8 percent.

As a resu

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