While relentless economic pressures are forcing more consumers to eat their evening meals at home, even after the economy picks back up the dinner hour may still be a lonely time at restaurants.Dinner traffic has been weak since 2003 and was down 1 percent in the year ended February 2008, after being down 1 percent in the prior year, according to The NPD Group. Factors much bigger and potentially longer-lasting than financial woes are driving the continuing traffic losses at dinnertime, say ...

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