On-premise foodservice sales continue their gradual recovery amid a sluggish U.S. economy, but many chains are reporting surges in off- and on-premise catering sales, fueled by revived corporate spending and cost-conscious consumers looking to trade down from more expensive options. Catering sales in the fast-casual segment are projected to outpace all retail catering — which includes restaurants, grocery stores and big-box clubs — by growing 12 percent in 2013, while ...
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