NYC operators say flu’s effect minimal

NEW YORK Operators of Mexican and barbecue restaurants in this city say they have so far evaded consumer backlash stemming from the swine flu outbreak that has riveted attention on Mexico for nearly a week.

Even as the outbreak of the type A influenza virus now known as H1N1 continues to grow, the public seems to understand that the illness is not spread through eating pork and that there is no need to shun all things Mexican, operators said, noting that so far

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