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Survey has some bad news for restaurant industry

AlixPartners study shows consumers, worried about costs, want to cut back on dining

Frequent users of quick-service and fast-casual restaurants are planning to cut back on their restaurant spending in the coming year, usually because they want to spend their money on something else. 

That is the result of a survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers by the New York-based consulting firm AlixPartners. The results suggest that sales and traffic challenges that beset the industry in 2016 could be part of a longer-term trend.

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