SAN DIEGO —As the stalling economy begins to affect even the previously resistant quick-service segment, a growing number of fast feeders are turning to high-margin beverages to quench their thirst for customers and sales. Negative first-quarter same-store sales at Jack in the Box, the first such downturn for the chain in more than four years, underscored to many observers the quick-service sector’s growing vulnerability. But ...
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