The graph depicts the Restaurant performance index scores of the U.S. restaurant industry from 2011 to 2013. In March 2011, the index score was 101.
The Restaurant industry performance index is a statistical barometer measuring the overall health of the U.S. restaurant industry. The index is based on the results of the monthly Restaurant Industry Tracking Survey composed of a variety of indicators including sales, traffic, labor and capital expenditures.
A value above 100 signals a period of expansion while a value below 100 signals a period of contraction.
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