The dark economic cloud hanging over the casual-dining segment has become so dismal that even its silver lining appears a tad tarnished. But operators and investors nonetheless say they see rays of hope. Even as continued layoffs and store closures move the segment closer to a pitched Darwinian battle for survival, some savvy casual players are focusing on the opportunities provided by lower commodity and food costs, easier recruiting and retention of talented management, and reduced media ...
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