9/16/2013

Many Phoenix-area restaurants now bring free bread only upon request, and some have begun charging for bread or eliminating the bread basket altogether, to cut costs and waste and keep the focus on the cuisine. Changing dining habits and expectations also play a role, industry experts say -- baby boomers expect the bread while younger patrons don't, and bread consumption is declining overall as people watch their carb intake or adopt a gluten-free diet.

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