Analysts believe that the upward trajectory of the fine-dining segment is expected to continue in 2014 and that it will be fueled by travel, corporate spending and Millennials.
Healthful menu items and fun promotions help restaurants attract families.
Operators say consumers will spend more but have more casual gatherings.
Restaurant visits flat for most of 2013, research firm finds
Operators hopeful for 2014 upswing, according to latest NRN-MillerPulse survey