U.S. income gap squeezing restaurants; fruit tops for snackers

U.S. income gap squeezing restaurants; fruit tops for snackers

• U.S. income gap, shrinking middle class hurting restaurant traffic • New app matches mood, food • Consumers give restaurants a failing grade in healthy dining options • Fruit is the all-day snack, consumers say • Tabletop taps lets diners try before they buy  

The yawning gap between high- and low-income groups, along with a shrinking middle class, is affecting restaurant business, according to the NPD Group.

Hardest hit have been QSRs, which saw flat visits in the year ending June 2014 compared to the year earlier, while visits to fine-dining concepts grew 3 percent during the

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