Good news: San Francisco management consulting firm Kurt Salmon Associates is forecasting modest growth in restaurant sales through the end of January 2011. This might be right, because the latest data from the U.S. Department of Commerce shows a modest bump—0.4 percent—in the all-important disposable personal income number. Hey, maybe all that talk of a restaurant rebound is true. We like the methodology that Kurt Salmon employs to come up with its predictions. The firm keeps track of ...

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