Recession’s end cold comfort to industry still feeling its effects

Recession’s end cold comfort to industry still feeling its effects

Words from Ron 
Ruggless, 
Southwest 
Bureau Chief

The Great Recession, which reduced U.S. restaurant visits by as much as 2 billion year over year, will have a long-lasting impact on the industry.


Warren Solochek, vice president of NPD Group, the Chicago-based market research firm, said, “Although we are starting to see some growth again, nobody should have an expectation that the kind of growth we see in dollars is going to be similar to what we saw back to 2004 and 2005 and perhaps 2006.”


Solochek, speaking duri

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