Twenty years ago The Popcorn Report predicted work-weary Americans would someday begin “cocooning,” huddling at home with family for quiet meals and entertainment. And amid the gloom of the recession, that prophecy has proven true, but not necessarily for the sake of feel-good family time. Folks are cost-cutting as much as cocooning at dinner, and that means fewer seats are filled at restaurants. But some operators also see it as a fresh opportunity to explore or grow their delivery service. ...
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