U.S. restaurant companies operating in Japan are taking a hit in the grim aftermath of a devastating earthquake and tsunami last week. Analysts reportedly are predicting the larger U.S. public companies, such as McDonald’s, Yum Brands Inc. and Starbucks, will experience low-single-digit exposure to profits as a result of the earthquake. For those chains, most locations in Japan are operated by franchisees. • Restaurants reach out: What operators across the U.S. are doing to raise ...
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