Defying The Odds: Why Old-School Restaurant Favorites Benihana And Friendly's Are Growing

Britain’s Prince Philip, center, samples some lobster from the cooking demonstration he attended at a Benihana restaurant in New York in 1994. At right is restaurant founder Rocky Aoki. (AP Photo/Osamu Honda) They’re decidedly retro restaurants, whose names conger up memories of childhood treats. And, given the stiff competition in the […]