Still-growing chains bullish about prospects to gain market share

Still-growing chains bullish about prospects to gain market share

With consumer confidence at a 16-year low, fewer families dining out and oil prices spiking above $130 a barrel, the time seems right for restaurant companies to retrench, not grow.

But executives at such chains as Chipotle Mexican Grill, Bruegger’s Bagels, BJ’s Restaurants and Buffalo Wild Wings nonetheless view 2008 as a great time to roll out new restaurants.

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