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Health care views cause clash between restaurant companies, franchisees

Restaurant operators consider various options to deal with possible increased costs, some of which have created tension between brand executives and the franchise operators

Schisms are appearing between franchisors and franchisees as restaurant operators become more vocal with their views on the looming health care act after presidential election results took its possible repeal off the table.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act impacts the restaurant industry more than most, said Chris O’Cull, senior restaurant analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets, in a report last week. “Restaurants have a disadvantage to non-service busine

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