Restaurants see signs of recovery as consumers resume dining out

04/23/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Sales at quickservice and family-style eateries are up in recent weeks, and several chains have announced higher spring sales, spurring hope among restaurants that the worst of the recession-era belt-tightening is behind them. "Consumers are more confident today, dramatically more confident today then they were especially one year ago," said Chipotle Mexican Grill co-CEO Montgomery Moran. "It looks like the consumer is out spending again."

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