Fitch: Risk for restaurants moderating

Fitch: Risk for restaurants moderating

NEW YORK Despite continued weakness in same-store sales growth for nearly all U.S. restaurants, corporate financial risk and bankruptcy fears for leveraged companies are moderating, according to a Tuesday report from Fitch Ratings, a corporate credit rating agency.

Cost controls, including aggressive expense reductions, eased commodity costs and decreased capital spending, have helped companies contain further deterioration of cash as sales growth still remains

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