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Chain restaurants will have a year to post calorie counts for food and some alcoholic beverages. They’ll also be required to provide far more information in print form, and to let customers know that 2,000 calories is a daily benchmark.
Between brokering deals, managing employees, pleasing customers and weathering the ups and downs of running a business—or multiple businesses—in an uncertain and challenging economy, running restaurants is not for the feeble. Here's how some of the busiest industry leaders say they keep sane.