WASHINGTON -- Sales of fresh meals are expected to keep heating up in 1999, with both supermarkets and restaurants providing the fuel, according to a new survey and industry observers. The National Restaurant Association here has released its 1999 Restaurant Industry Forecast, which tracks projected growth throughout all segments of the industry. The report projects that sales will increase 4.6% over 1998 numbers, reaching a record $354 billion and marking the restaurant industry's eighth ...

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