WASHINGTON -- The restaurant industry anticipates that 2005 will mark its 14th consecutive year of real growth, with sales increasing $22.3 billion to $476 billion, said executives from the National Restaurant Association here in their annual "Restaurant Industry Forecast." Quick-service restaurants are expected to grow 2%, from $128 to $134 billion in sales. Despite challenges posed by competition, food costs and the economy, 75% of respondents expected 2005 to be a significantly better ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

Why Register for FREE?

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick.  What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.
 

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)
 

Attention Paid Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.