Commodity costs, consumer behavior challenge franchisees
John Davis, president, United States Beef Corporation Tulsa, Okla.-based United States Beef Corporation is facing one big challenge next year: rising commodity prices. The company is one of the largest Arby’s franchises in the country, with 277 locations in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and Colorado. The company also operates five Taco Bueno restaurants in northwest Arkansas. Beef, which is expected to become more and more expensive, makes up 33 percent of ...
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