NEW YORK As restaurants close out the current third quarter and look ahead to the final months of 2009, many had predicted a fourth quarter of easier comparisons to a year ago and a consumer getting ready to spend more freely, both of which would spark an industry recovery. It seems they are not so certain of that today.While fourth-quarter sales and profit performances will benefit from comparisons to a year ago when financial markets first started to crumble and took consumer spending ...
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