As signs of improvement in the U.S. economy emerge, chain restaurants are stepping out of their comfort zones to offer items that are a bit riskier than burgers and pizza. EARLIER: • Restaurants report strong sales, traffic in December • Chains eye expansion amid uptick in consumer spending, demand Legal Sea Foods is promoting a fairly remote archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean with its Taste of Azores campaign. The 32-unit casual-dining chain, based in Boston, is highlighting the ...

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