David Cohn, president of San Diego-based Cohn Restaurant Group, and his wife Lesley currently operate 15 local full-service eateries and three in Hawaii with additional expansion plans underway. Cohn says he is optimistic about being in the San Diego economy and his success has been due, in part, to riding out the tough times with an eye toward the future.

David Cohn, president of San Diego-based Cohn Restaurant Group, and his wife Lesley currently operate 15 local full-service eateries and three in Hawaii with additional expansion plans underway. Cohn says he is optimistic about being in the San Diego economy and his success has been due, in part, to riding out the tough times with an eye toward the future. Photo by Stephen Whalen.

Consumers remain in a cautious mood when it comes to spending on meals outside the home, but several San Diego County restaurant operators see enough improvement happening in the economy to continue planning new locations and business expansions...

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