NEW YORK Restaurant operators large and small provided their outlooks for the year ahead -- and most of them were not pretty. At the seventh annual Cowen & Co. consumer investment conference in New York, which took place Monday and Tuesday, about 20 restaurant firms presented their strategies for 2009, most of which included cutting costs, slashing development plans, retooling menus and tweaking marketing messagesHigh-end operator Stephen Hanson, founder and president of B.R. Guest ...

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