Get used to it if your restaurant has begun to rely on buy-one-get-one offers or other discount deals. You might have to live with them for the next couple of years. The eerily accurate industry seers at Technomic are predicting that restaurant sales will continue to decline for the rest of 2009 and all of 2010. But maybe it’s not too late to follow the lead of fast casual kingpin Panera Bread, which has skipped discounting altogether to instead focus on customers who still have jobs and ...

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