Restaurant Industry Posts Record Sales In December

The restaurant industry's monthly same-store sales growth rate rose at an all-time-high in December, fueled by sharp gains in guest traffic and cooperative weather, according to Nation’s Restaurant News. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: This is the most encouraging news for foodservice in three years. It may or may not signal an economic recovery.

The government recently reported that employment has improved, which may be giving consumers more confidence about their employment security.

VendingMarketWatch recently reported that fast food restaurants have recovered faster than other restaurants, which indicates consumers are still value conscious. This is a good sign for vending and onsite foodservice. 01-24-12 By Elliot Maras