You'd better hope the H1N1 flu has a much smaller impact than U.S. health organizations are predicting. Otherwise, full-service operators might face mandated closings like those that were imposed in Mexico, where dining rooms were seen as de facto incubators of pandemic virus germs. Takeout meals weren't part of the ban, but restaurant operators, including U.S. fast food chains with a large presence there, still took a financial beating. But that's Mexico. How about the U.S.? Already, ...

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