The mood was upbeat at the recently concluded MUFSO conference in Dallas this week, and for good reason. The restaurant industry continues to grow, building units and adding employees. Sales are up. Costs are coming down, which has improved profits and increased the value of those companies.
But the industry is also changing as consumer demands evolve, and that poses a challenge for restaurant owners in the coming years. So, too, does a variety of issues, both market- and govern