Study: Families want healthful menu, convenience

Family-dining restaurants are expected to experience a lingering recessionary slump over the next four years, and price-focused promotions are not likely to turn around sales trends, according to a report from market research firm Mintel.

Through the recession, the family midscale segment has been the most negatively impacted, the report found. Mintel said 80 percent of family restaurant diners are eating out less because of budgetary concerns.

As a result, the firm projects tha

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