Restaurant traffic sputtered and dropped in the spring during the second quarter of 2011, as consumers began to feel their discretionary income squeezed, according to new research from The NPD Group. Guest counts at restaurants decreased 0.4 percent from April to June, compared with the same period a year earlier, Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD found. Total restaurant sales increased 1.5 percent in the second quarter, due to a 1.8-percent increase in the nationwide average check offsetting ...
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