Texas Roadhouse managed to increase sales and profits despite high beef prices that caused food cost inflation of 6.5 percent for fiscal 2012, and officials said similar pressures and potential remedies would remain this year. “Challenges, whether consumer- or inflation-driven, have and will always exist to some degree,” Scott Colosi, president of Louisville, Ky.-based Texas Roadhouse Inc., said in a fourth-quarter earnings call. “We will continue to deal with them ...

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