There's no point in pulling punches: This year will be the toughest the restaurant industry has experienced in a very long time. Those who aren't on top of their game face some serious danger ahead. It's time to get nimble and smart. The National Restaurant Association is always looking for a positive spin. That's its job. But even it can't put lipstick on this sloppy pig we call an economy. While the NRA forecasts industry sales to rise to nearly $566 billion this year (a 2.5 percent ...

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