Marshall Varano, left, a tax partner with accounting firm CohnReznick, and Michel Malécot of The French Gourmet offered their expertise on pricing and other economic challenges facing the restaurant industry during a roundtable discussion at the San Diego Business Journal.

Marshall Varano, left, a tax partner with accounting firm CohnReznick, and Michel Malécot of The French Gourmet offered their expertise on pricing and other economic challenges facing the restaurant industry during a roundtable discussion at the San Diego Business Journal. Photo by All Photos by Bob Thompson

The San Diego region’s restaurateurs expect sales to increase in 2014, but they’re worried about the impact of the new state minimum wage law, rising competition from chain restaurants and controlling other expenses without increasing prices...

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