As recently as six months ago, consumer concern about the economy put the kibosh on a lot of restaurant spending. But a just-released poll suggests that attitude has given way to more optimism—and looser wallets. And another study suggests that family-style restaurants are well-positioned to profit from this more positive outlook. One in four consumers surveyed by Market Force Information in May said they expect to dine in restaurants more frequently this summer. In December 2009, by ...
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