Vanessa Van Landingham

Ambience may cure family-dining woes

Words From: Vanessa 
Van Landingham, desk editor

Restaurateurs are all too familiar with the fact that post-recession diners aren’t looking for the same things they did before the economic collapse. As the country tightened its purse strings, dining out became an investment in an event, with consumers only willing to spend their dollars on a meal that seemed worth the experience.

That hasn’t changed during the slow recovery, and restaurants have attempted to adapt to fit those new consumer attitudes.


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