ATLANTA A recent survey of casual-dining and quick-service franchisees indicates they are optimistic about growth in restaurant sales in 2010, despite declines this year, and many are planning to open more units in the New Year. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc., an Atlanta-based investment banking firm, surveyed some of the largest franchise operators across the United States, receiving 69 responses representing nearly 5,000 restaurants — 3,883 quick-service locations and 1,012 casual dining ...

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