NEW YORK As the domestic unemployment rate continues to rise, hitting 8.9 percent in April, quick-service chains that have so far battled successfully against the recession may find their good fortunes are running out. Analysts last week proffered that a combination of still-rising unemployment and a decrease in the number of consumers left to trade down from higher-priced restaurants and provide QSRs with incremental sales gains could lead to softness in the months ahead. With the ...
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