NRN asked its audience to share their expectations for 2014 in its annual Restaurant Operator Survey.

The anonymous responses were collected online beginning Dec. 9. All submissions were counted toward results. Respondents had to complete the full survey to be counted, and only one submission per user was accepted.

The preliminary trends reported below represent nearly 350 respondents as of Dec. 16. Watch for final numbers and analysis from NRN editors later in January.