Restaurant stocks rise on consumer optimism

Restaurant stocks rise on consumer optimism

NEW YORK The Nation’s Restaurant News Stock Index posted on Tuesday one of its highest closing values this year on news that consumer confidence about the economy is on an upswing.

Besting the general market’s gains, which included a 2.4-percent increase for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, a 3.5-percent increase for the Nasdaq, and a 2.6-percent gain for the S&P 500 Index, the

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