Large urban markets continue to draw ambitious franchisees who want to take advantage of high profile, high-volume locations. But operating in the big city brings with it a unique set of challenges and local quirks, so restaurant chains are seeking strategies to make opening in those areas a little less stressful for franchisees. Perhaps nowhere are the idiosyncrasies as exaggerated as in New York City, where tight quarters, stern regulations and sky-high rents are the norm, operators ...

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