This issue, which features our inaugural Consumer Picks survey, is both a long time coming and a labor of love. Not only has this public opinion study been underway for more than a year, but it also has been excitedly anticipated by everyone who has had a hand in it. The project was born in the fall of 2010 when Dennis Lombardi of WD Partners, a well-known commentator on the restaurant industry scene, contacted me with an important and need-fulfilling project WD and Nation’s Restaurant ...

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