NEW YORK â€”First-quarter earnings season started with a bang, as better-than-expected results from casual-dining companies helped offset weaker quick-service performance and spark optimism about the restaurant industryâ€™s overall prospects. Corporate cost controls, slowed unit development and shifts to lower-cost menu items, such as mini sandwiches or smaller plates, helped such casual-dining companies as Brinker International, ...
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