The U.S. foodservice industry is expected to post sales totaling $631.8 billion in 2012, a 3.5-percent increase from last year and the third consecutive year of positive growth, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2012 Restaurant Industry Forecast, released today. The expected sales growth is down slightly from the growth rate of 2011, which totaled 4.0 percent, and looks more like 2010, when industry sales rose 3.1 percent. However, the industry is clearly in recovery ...

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