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MARCH 23, 2015
Long-struggling segment posts industry-leading sales results as new
entrants, revamps of classic brands breathe new life into the market
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The segment has drawn
new entrants like ﬁve-
unit Cabo Flats, pictured.
brands are updating their
menus and operations.
Beeﬁng up options
Operators turn to new cuts and presentations
to mitigate rising beef costs amid high demand
Using lesser cuts of beef
for kebabs or burgers can
help control food costs and
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