Strengthening same-store sales and traffic trends coupled with a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators boosted the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index in October to the highest level since June. The RPI, a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry, was at 100.9 in October, an increase of 0.7 percent from September and a four-month high. In addition, the RPI stood above 100 for the eighth ...

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