AFC swings to a profitable 4-Q

Helped by an extra operating week in fiscal 2006 and by sales from acquired franchised units, AFC Enterprises Inc., the franchisor or operator of 1,878 Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits restaurants, posted a fourth-quarter profit, versus a loss a year earlier, on corporate revenues that rose 31.1 percent to $40 million.

For the quarter ended Dec. 31, which had 13 weeks, AFC posted a profit of $5.6 million, or 19 cents per share, compared with a loss of $1.5 million, or 5 cent

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