Over the past couple years we've written frequently about the glut of casual restaurants in this country. The problem in this category has been exacerbated by the growing homogenous nature of the beast: Way too many restaurant concepts look alike. Even in a strong economic climate this is a serious problem. In today's battered economy, it's a disaster. Technomic president Ron Paul predicts that a minimum of 1,000 casual dining units will close in the next year. That should ease the overall ...

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