Chains garner growth via vision-impaired operators

Chains garner growth via vision-impaired operators

Consumer demand for restaurant brands is re-energizing a 69-year-old federal program that trains blind and visually impaired entrepreneurs to manage foodservice operations that ring up hundreds of millions of dollars in sales at federal buildings.

The Randolph-Sheppard Act gives blind merchants first rights to operate any vending, snack bar or cafeteria in U.S. government buildings.

But what originally started as a way to help blind Americans earn a living by selling candy and

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