Restaurant operators are split on the value of daily deal discounts, according to a study by Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. These deals, typically offered online, let people buy merchandise, a service or food at a deep discount, often…

The recession may have put a crimp in consumer spending, but most Americans are still letting the good times roll in restaurants, found the first LivingSocial “Dining Out” survey of consumer behavior.  The survey, conducted last month among 4,000 online…

This recent January was not a good one to be in the restaurant business in downtown Hartford. Heavy snow narrowed the city’s byways and made on-street parking all but impossible. Plus, workers fled the city at the first suggestion of…