Restaurant visits hit highest levels in six years

Restaurant visits hit highest levels in six years

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More evidence that restaurant operators can put the economic slump in their review mirror surfaced today from NPD Group.

For the year ending May 2015, industry traffic hit its highest level in six years. That figure, combined with higher average checks, fueled a 3-percent increase in consumer spending at U.S. restaurants and foodservice outlets compared to year ago.

The rising tide is not lifting all boats, though. NPD reported drops in visits at quick-service hamburge

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