ATLANTA Despite the struggling economy Chick-fil-A said Thursday that its sales in 2008 jumped more than 12 percent on new restaurant openings and same-store sales gains. The parent to the 1,425-unit quick-serve chain, which is best known for its fried and grilled chicken sandwiches, said its positive results came despite growing competition from much larger national brands like McDonald’s, which introduced last year a southern-style fried chicken sandwich. “Chick-fil-A was able to ...

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