Robust same-store sales and customer traffic helped drive the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index to a post-recession high, matching its performance in December 2011. The RPI, a monthly composite that monitors the health of and outlook for the foodservice industry, climbed to 102.2 in March, a 0.3-percent rise over February’s 101.9. This marks the fifth consecutive month the RPI has stood above the 100 mark, which indicates expansion in key foodservice ...

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