Taking stock: What to expect in second-half 2014

Wallace B. Doolin is an NRN contributor and chairman of TDn2K, the holding company of People Report, the leader in human capital business intelligence for the restaurant industry, and Black Box Intelligence.

It’s hard to believe, but 2014 is officially half over. Whether you are dusting off your new year’s resolutions or your business plan, it’s time to take one last glance in the rearview mirror before you focus beyond the windshield.

Our hot-off-the-press Restaurant Industry Snapshot reveals that year-to-date results can officially be deemed lackluster: positive 0.7-percent same-store sales, and negative 0.89-percent traffic. Job growth is up for the industry, but so i

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