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Unformatted text preview: o “reservation shop” for casino ventures in Colorado. The industry’s annual polling on these types of gaming expansion continues to reflect that 75% of state voters oppose casinos located outside the historic towns of Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek. Restaurants As the economy continues to slowly improve, the restaurant industry is also on the road to recovery. In 2012, restaurant-industry growth will be driven by an improving economic environment, where growing jobs and income will bolster the confidence of consumers. A more positive mindset, along with an improving household financial situation, will allow many consumers to satisfy their pent-up demand for restaurants that went unfulfilled during the recession. Unlike other industries, the recent downturn was not the reflection of a prolonged decline in the restaurant industry, but rather a temporary pause in its long-term trajectory. Indeed, the restaurant industry currently accounts for nearly one-half of the food dollar in the United States, up from just 25% in 1955. Driven by consumer’s ever-expanding desire for convenience, value, and socialization, America’s restaurants will continue to pla...
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