As we celebrate 50 years of MUFSO, it would seem easy to assess the kind of progress that has been made in the restaurant industry since then.If nothing else, foodservice is a lot bigger now, with $550 billion in sales in 2008.The January 1959 issue of Chain Store Age, Restaurant and Fountain Executives Edition estimated 1958 sales at $3.5 billion. That publication was Nation’s Restaurant News’ predecessor. MUFSO even predates NRN, which was launched in 1967.Of course, a dollar went a lot ...

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