Continued from page 1 Another area that restaurants will keep an eye on is mobile search, especially with the growing use of smartphones with geo-location capabilities. “Consumers are turning to their phones and their friends to get advice on where to eat,” said Hite. “Pay big attention to platforms like Yelp this year.” Yelp and Foursquare have beefed up their photo-sharing options as well, especially after Facebook purchased Instagram. People are visually ...

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