Upscale venues cater to downsized budgets

Upscale venues cater to downsized budgets

As the recession continues to hamper spending on private-dining events, fine-dining operators are taking a cue from their quick-service brethren and highlighting the value of their offerings.

From discounted prices to revamped menus and loyalty programs, operators are rethinking private dining to rebuild sales that have taken a beating as businesses and consumers rein in spending on parties.

According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2008 Restaurant Industry Operations

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