Still recession-ravaged, today’s consumer is looking for a different dining experience than he or she was just a few years ago. While price, value and convenience are still top of mind, many consumers are also in search of restaurants they can feel connected to, where the atmosphere echoes their current sentiments and feels right, right now, according to industry observers. 
 From handcrafted materials to restaurants that feel custom-made for a particular neighborhood to a more modest ...

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