Sales of restaurant gift cards increased during the first half of the year, particularly at quick-service concepts, according to a report by First Data Corp., an electronic commerce and payment processor. The Atlanta-based company compared gift-card activations and reloads from Jan. 1 through June 30 for its First Half Gift Card Performance Report, which was released Monday. At quick-service restaurants, the dollar value of gift cards jumped 14.0 percent and the number of gift cards sold ...

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