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The majority of restaurant operators plan to hike prices somewhat in 2012.

The majority of restaurant operators plan to hike prices somewhat in

Unit growth expectations showed that nearly half of respondents plan to open zero restaurants in 2012.

Unit growth expectations showed that nearly half of respondents plan to open zero restaurants in

For the second year in a row, restaurant operators expect total sales to increase over the year earlier.

For the second year in a row, restaurant operators expect total sales to increase over the year earlier.

Nearly half of operators expect commodity costs to present difficulties in 2012.

Nearly half of operators expect commodity costs to present difficulties in

Restaurant operators plan either to keep staff levels the same or hire more workers in 2012.

Restaurant operators plan either to keep staff levels the same or hire more workers in

Restaurant operators said there was cause for concern on the legislative front, with health care reform and menu labeling legislation expected to be front and center in 2012.

Restaurant operators said there was cause for concern on the legislative front, with health care reform and menu labeling legislation expected to be front and center in

Restaurant operators offering fresh food items

Restaurant operators must understand what motivates consumers

About a third of operators say value pricing will trump other aspects of their menus this year.

About a third of operators say value pricing will trump other aspects of their menus this year.

Profits are also expected to improve over 2011 levels, according to the survey.

Profits are also expected to improve over 2011 levels, according to the survey.

Classic San Francisco seafood. One of the oldest restaurants in the U.S. A family favorite.

My daughter lives in SF and we always go to the Tadich Grill when we visit. This restaurant is old school SF. The waiters and bartenders are real characters, while the menu is yummy. I always have the cippino, even though they make wear that horrid bib!

The majority of operators plans to hike menu prices in 2012, with only 2 percent planning to reduce prices.

The majority of operators plans to hike menu prices in with only 2 percent planning to reduce prices.

Today's Consumers: Optimistic, Cautious, or Hunkered-down

A look at today’s consumer

Operators plan to spend the most on marketing in 2012, but 18 percent say they can't afford to invest right now.

Operators plan to spend the most on marketing in but 18 percent say they can't afford to invest right now.