Hurricane Irene gone, effects remain

Analysts, NRA say restaurants may see sales slide from storm, canceled summer travel

This weekend brought Hurricane Irene across the Eastern seaboard, and while the storm’s force did not reach what many had expected, numerous evacuations and severe flooding was still present, leaving both analysts and the National Restaurant Association to begin assessing affects on restaurants.

The hurricane hit a 10-state swath from the North Carolina coast to New England, canceling air travel, shutting down public transportation and keeping many people indoors and many busines

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