Limited-menu operators who had favored shopping mall food court sites are modifying their concepts for alternative venues that are less susceptible to inflated occupancy costs and traffic losses to discount retailers and e-commerce alternatives. Saying that mall locations are less lucrative than they once were, executives of chains such as Steak Escape, Dairy Queen, Orange Julius and the multiconcept Kahala Corp. are blaming food court economics for steering them toward strip ...
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