The restaurant industry in Eastern Europe is still relatively underdeveloped, with per capita spending on eating out far below that of Western Europe or North America, particularly in sizeable nations like Russia. But demand is growing fast. Restaurant chains in the region are expected to average more than 8-percent annual sales growth between 2012 and 2017. Until now, the post-communist transition has been particularly slow for the restaurant industry, with the emergence of both an ...

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