First looks at 2008 are not pretty as operators lower EPS forecasts

First looks at 2008 are not pretty as operators lower EPS forecasts

DANA POINT CALIF —Humble pie was served plentifully last month as many publicly traded restaurant companies slashed earnings forecasts, predicted sagging same-store sales, and warned of continued pressures from commodity and labor costs during two major investor conferences here and in New York.

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