IFMA study shows gloomy outlook for restaurants

ROSEMONT Ill. In a forecast that doesn’t yet reflect this week’s market turmoil and what it could mean for the economy, the foodservice industry is not expected to show any significant strengthening until the second half of 2009, according to new data from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association and Technomic Inc.

Operator mood is depressed, according to the research presented here today, with just 9 percent of the 663 restaurant operators

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