Operators face flat consumer spending, rising costs in 2011

Operators face flat consumer spending, rising costs in 2011

The restaurant industry can expect the economic landscape for 2011 to look much as it did in 2010, dominated by stagnant consumer spending, rising costs of operations and the need to create value for customers.


Four economic and consumer experts speaking at the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators conference in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month agreed that restaurant operators shouldn’t expect a strong economic rebound next year. The United States will continue to face high rates of

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