Prime locations, calm commodity prices may offer some relief in ’09

Prime locations, calm commodity prices may offer some relief in ’09

Restaurant operators nationwide are arming themselves with value promotions, new menu offerings and continued cost cutting to fight against what is shaping up to be a challenging 2009.

The year ahead is not likely to provide the industry with its much-needed sales turn around, according to both operators and new data from the National Restaurant Association. Some relief could be found, however, in more favorable real estate and lease trends, more stable commodity costs, and the

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