Commodity prices will likely affect the bottom line for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen franchisees in the coming year, but advance purchases of commodities, higher top-line sales and improvements in in-store efficiencies would “more than offset” the potential losses, president Ralph Bower told Nation’s Restaurant News after Popeyes’ parent company, AFC Enterprises Inc., released second-quarter earnings. Bower said that rising commodity prices, particularly for corn, which ...

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