Big American restaurant chains have been hitting grand slams in the international arena, but a worldwide economic slowdown and a rising number of foreign foodservice competitors are threatening to shut out successful U.S.-brand expansions abroad.McDonald’s, Burger King, Yum! Brands Inc., Domino’s Pizza and others almost routinely make quarterly and annual reports of worldwide sales and profits that meet or exceed projections by hefty margins. Some chains and analysts even project that the ...

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