This story is part of NRN's "2011 Forecast & Trends" special report.
A new year brings new opportunities. The challenge is anticipating what lies ahead.
According to restaurant operators and industry observers, the answer is better times. While many of the challenges of 2010 will linger, prognosticators see the economic dark clouds further parting, giving way to sunnier prospects for business.
“It’s clear 2011 is shaping up to be a bet