Many QSRs starting to show signs of weakness

Many QSRs starting to show signs of weakness

NEW YORK As the domestic unemployment rate continues to rise, hitting 8.9 percent in April, quick-service chains that have so far battled successfully against the recession may find their good fortunes are running out.

Analysts last week proffered that a combination of still-rising unemployment and a decrease in the number of consumers left to trade down from higher-priced restaurants and provide QSRs with incremental sales gains could lead to softness in the

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