With consumers cutting back on visits and spending in response to the ongoing economic downturn, the global foodservice industry has been under the weather for some time.But the industry’s health, at least in some countries, began to show some signs of improvement in the second quarter of this year, say officials at market research firm The NPD Group.According to the Port Washington, N.Y.-based firm’s annual examination of the state of the global restaurant industry, while broad weaknesses ...

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