June 6, 2018 (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) Due largely to softer same-store sales and customer traffic levels, the Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registered a moderate decline in April. The RPI stood at 101.3 in April, down 0.5 percent from a level of
101.8 in March.
The Current Situation Index stood at 100.5 in April – down 0.9 percent from a level of 101.4 in March. Despite the decline, the Current Situation Index remained above the 100 level for the third consecutive month, which signifies expansion in the current situation indicators.
The Expectations Index stood at 102.1 in April – down slightly from a level of 102.2 in March. Each of the four forward-looking indicators are solidy above 100 in expansion territory, which means restaurant operators are generally optimistic about business conditions in the months ahead.