Is there really such a thing as a free lunch?Facing a consumer economy that is nearly unparalleled for its negative pressure on the dining-out industry, restaurant operators are offering a wide variety of all-you-can-eat and reduced-price promotions. They astutely have calculated that the cost associated with free-flowing meals can be offset by increasing the number of customers.In an effort to boost incremental visits in a time when every foot in the door is an excruciatingly valuable one, ...
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