Three, two, one, … happy new year! (Insert noisemakers and confetti here.) OK, who am I kidding? Yes, it’s 2013, and the year is bursting with possibilities — no one really knows what will happen between now and Dec. 31. But to pretend that we are kicking off a new 12-month cycle with light, celebratory hearts would be a fallacy. Talk with restaurant operators andindustry observers — as we did in the Forecast & Trends special report that’s ...

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