NEW YORK — Food inflation is driving supermarket prices up, while restaurants are offering deep discounts on meals in an effort to build traffic. As these two trends converge, diners are beginning to return to restaurants for dinner after more than three years of declining visits, according to NPD Group data reported by Nation's Restaurant News, a sister publication of SN. Since the beginning of the recession in 2007, restaurant dinner traffic has been in decline, especially at ...
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