Post-recession consumers might be more cautious with their money than they used to be, but operators are finding that they’ll spend a little more for premium products and special experiences. Even frugal customers, who may be scrimping on other items, are often willing to splurge on little extras that help turn a meal into an event —a few truffle shavings,an extra glass of wine, an exotic ingredient. Global financial services firm Rabobank recently described ...

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