SALES FORECASTOperators in the Southeast say they expect 2008 to be another year of conservative growth as the industry continues to be plagued by the repercussions of the housing meltdown and the double whammy of rising energy and commodity costs.Barrett Hardiman, director of governmental relations for the Virginia Hospitality Association, says he thinks the restaurant industry in Virginia will be lucky to see the 4.7-percent growth in foodservice sales ...

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