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Falling restaurant sales puzzle experts

MillerPulse down for 10 of past 11 months, traffic falls 3.5 percent

Restaurant sales fell again in April, according to the latest MillerPulse index, and experts are puzzled as to the full reasons for the decline.

Same-store sales declined by 0.9 percent during the month, and 0.5 percent on a two-year basis.

It was the 10th monthly decline in the past 11 months for the index, and the largest decline in the two-year number since the recession.

The decline is due entirely to a loss of customers. Traffic in the month fell by 3.5 percent. T

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