According to the National Restaurant Association's Hudson Riehle, American restaurants are slowly but surely turning into "America's family room." This tidbit of information and a whole lot more were announced last month in Washington, D.C., during an unveiling of the NRA's 2006 restaurant industry forecast.
I'll report more on that forecast in next month's issue. But this whole idea of restaurants becoming America's family room was intriguing and somewhat disturbing. One in four peop