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Sales up, commodity costs challenge industry

Results from the 1Q NRN a.m. Restaurant Operators Survey show positive trends

Nearly 100 restaurant executives participated in a short survey covering business trends so far in 2011. Sent to subscribers of NRN a.m., the daily e-newsletter from Nation’s Restaurant News, results were calculated April 19-21, and provide a snapshot of sentiment surrounding sales, profit, industry challenges and hiring trends.

More than half of the respondents said first-quarter sales were better than first-quarter sales in 2010. At the outset of the year, 70 percent of respondents predicted sales would be better in 2011.

See previous results from the 2011 Outlook survey.


Contact editor Sarah Lockyer at [email protected].

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