Restaurant industry headwinds will continue into 2014 unless middle- and lower-income consumers begin to see some wage improvement, especially as the Affordable Care Act dips into diners’ pockets. So said Wall Street analysts who gathered to discuss the state of the restaurant industry Friday in a teleconferenced event that preceded the 16th annual ICR XChange, a restaurant and retail investment conference taking place Jan. 13-15 at the Grande Lakes resort in Orlando, Fla. With ...

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