French Restaurants Feel Economic Pinch

Nearly 3,000 restaurants and cafés in France have closed this year, as the crunch begins to bite

Once upon a time, you had to eat your lunch early in Paris or not at all. By 12.30pm, the tables in all the decent, affordable restaurants were taken. If you were late, you had the choice between the doubtful, unswept brasserie on the corner, a McDonald's or something even more unFrench, a sandwich at your desk.

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