Sales forecasts in Florida get a little sunnier amid slow turnaround

When restaurant operators descend on Orlando, Fla., early next month for the 51st annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference, they will find a brightening economic landscape in the Sunshine State. 

While Florida was among the first states to feel the crippling blow of the recession, operators now view it as a promising land, where sales and franchise activity are on the rise and good locations can be had at low prices.

To be sure, some of the state’s macro indic

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