PORT WASHINGTON N.Y. Quick-service breakfasts and specialty coffees helped to put 4 percent more dollars in restaurant tills during December than the industry collected during the same period of a year earlier, on a 3-percent rise in industrywide traffic, according to data released Tuesday by market research firm NPD Group. According to consumer-reported figures from the firm’s Consumer Reports on Eating Share Trends database, or CREST, consumers spent about $33.55 billion during ...

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