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Restaurant spending jumped 1.3 percent in July, says Census data

With chains reporting more-modest results, are independents winning cash-rich consumers?

American diners upped their spending in restaurants in July, capping a three-month period marking the fastest sales growth in more than 25 years, according to Commerce Department data released Wednesday.

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