03/23/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Restaurant Growth Predicted To Outpace Nation In 2010

Colorado restaurants are expected to post the strongest growth of any state in the nation in 2010, according to a report from the National Restaurant Association.

Sales are the state's eateries are forecast to increase 2.9 percent to $8.7 billion this year, said the NRA report, which was released Wednesday. That outpaces the 2.8 percent growth forecast in Idaho and 2.7 percent sales increase expected in four other states.

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