Steve Hester, Chick-fil-Aâ€™s director of purchasing, receives weekly price sheets for lemons because the price of the fruit may sour quickly depending on forces of nature. He procures more than half a million cases of lemons a year for the Atlanta-based companyâ€™s popular lemonade, which operators make by squeezing lemons at each of the more than 1,400 locations.â€śLately prices are not as high as they were compared to late spring, early summer,â€ť Hester says. â€śRight now it is pretty cyclical ...
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